Beryl - New Wolsey Theatre


No performance info available

Presented by West Yorkshire Playhouse

By Maxine Peake

The Greatest Woman On Two Wheels

Maxine Peake’s witty, charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of 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 outwork the men in the rhubarb fields, she could outclass the cyclists on the road, and still find time to over-knit young Denise an enviable cycling jumper. With her husband, daughter and cycling club at her side she became five times world pursuit champion, 13 times national champion, twice road-racing world champion and made it home in time for dinner.

'Burton's story....brought to theatrically inventive and comically freewheeling life' - The Telegraph

Reviews of Beryl

What the press say

★★★★ Peake's compassionate homage

The Guardian

★★★★ Dynamic performances combine with Rebecca Gatward’s sharp direction to provide a deeply moving and emotional production

The Stage

★★★★ warm and affectionate


What the public say

What a brilliant job the actors did on this. Here is the link to my blog review Thank you.

Beryl Shepherd

[…] a fantastic night, I went to see Beryl at The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.  It was not only funny, which it really was it was also poignant.  Beryl was a world […]

Beryl at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich | Wendie Alexander's Blog

Seen the show? Want to have your say?