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Meet Beryl Burton, the greatest woman on two wheels, in this trailblazing tale from actor and writer Maxine Peake.
Beryl Burton MBE, OBE - twice World Road-race Champion, five times World Pursuit Champion - was never meant to cycle.
Aged 11, a serious illness left her with a weakened heart.
Doctors warned against strenuous exercise for the rest of her life.
Aged 30, branded 'the Yorkshire housewife' and with no financial sponsorship, she became the first sportswoman in history to break a men's competitive record.
Featuring a host of unforgettable characters and a great big dollop of Northern wit, Maxine Peake's freewheeling play is the extraordinary true story of a woman who pushed at the limits, took on the status quo - and won.
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm (7pm on 23 Oct)
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Students / 26 and under - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats with Young Arcola.
65 and over - 20% off Standard and Value seats.
People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Best, Standard and Value seats.
People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats.
Theatre union members - 10% off Standard and Value seats
Author: Maxine Peake
Director: Marieke Audsley
Set designer: Ed Ullyart
Costume designer: Sylvia Eales
Lighting: Simon Bedwell
Production: Arcola Theatre and East Riding Theatre