Beryl - In Production

A West Yorkshire Playhouse Production


By Maxine Peake

The Greatest Woman on Two Wheels

Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 November 2015

Theatre - Tickets £10.50 - £26.50

2 hours (including interval)


Maxine Peake’s witty, charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of unsung sporting legend Beryl Burton – the greatest woman on two wheels.

When Beryl Charnock met keen cyclist Charlie Burton she was smitten, not only with Charlie but by the thrill and freedom found on her bike. She would out-work the men in the rhubarb fields, she could out-class the cyclists on the road, and still find time to over-knit young Denise a cycling jumper (it wasn’t meant to come down to her knees!)

With her husband, daughter and cycling club at her side, she became 5 times world pursuit champion, 13 times national pursuit champion, twice road-racing world champion and still made it home in time for dinner.

Beryl Burton MBE, OBE, wife and mother, cycled her way into the record books becoming world and British record-holder and, with a determination to be the best, she always cycled home a hero.

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Observer
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Independent

“Burton’s story….brought to theatrically inventive and comically freewheeling life”
The Telegraph


Writer Maxine Peake
Director Rebecca Gatward
Designer Naomi Dawson

Post-Show Discussion

There will be a *FREE post-show discussion with members of the cast on Tuesday 17 November. Just stay after the show to take part!*

Dates & Times

Beryl - Mon 16 Nov 7:45pm Mon 16 Nov Theatre 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
Beryl - Tue 17 Nov 7:45pm Tue 17 Nov Theatre 7:45pm Post Show Talk £10.50 - £26.50
Beryl - Wed 18 Nov 1:30pm Wed 18 Nov Theatre 1:30pm £10.50 - £16
Beryl - Wed 18 Nov 7:45pm Wed 18 Nov Theatre 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50

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