Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).
Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.
However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.
The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).
Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.
Closed 16 Nov 2019
Image courtesy Arcola Theatre and East Riding Theatre
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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Age suitability: Not available
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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
Mark Conway - Tom
Jessica Duffield - Sue
Annie Kirkman - Jo
Tom Lorcan - Jim
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