Beryl


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.
Beryl at the Arcola Theatre

Image courtesy Arcola Theatre and East Riding Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 8 February 2020
Running time:1 hr 55 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


ActDrop reviewed this show at the Arcola Theatre in October 2019.


Read Peter Brown's **** review here.


Synopsis


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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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 14 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 8 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Wednesday matinees on 22 & 29 Jan, 5 Feb at 3pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:

(14 to 16 Jan)


Best £19


Standard £17


Value £12


Standard:

Best £22


Standard £20


Value £15


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Access information


Relaxed performance: Thursday 30 January at 8pm.

Cast


Mark Conway - Tom

Jessica Duffield - Sue

Annie Kirkman - Jo

Tom Lorcan - Jim


Creatives


Author: Maxine Peake
Director: Marieke Audsley
Set designer: Ed Ullyart
Costume designer: Sylvia Eales
Lighting: Simon Bedwell
Video designer: Simon Bedwell
Production: Sue Kirkman; Arcola Theatre and East Riding Theatre

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