Celebrating the true story of Beryl Burton, MBE, OBE and world record holder, this funny and heart-warming show plays out how she came to be known as the greatest woman on two wheels.
At the beginning of a journey that would change her life, and indeed sporting history, a young Beryl Charnock meets keen cyclist Charlie Burton. She is instantly infatuated, not only with Charlie, but also the liberating freedom and thrill she discovered on a bike.
Pushing herself to her limits, with the unyielding support of her family and friends behind her, she would go on to achieve true sporting greatness, battling through serious illnesses and suppressing social stigmas along the way.
The Rose Theatre, Kingston hosts the London premiere of this hugely popular stage-writing debut for Maxine Peake. A funny and heart-warming tale of one woman’s determination to be the very best, Burton is remembered here as always cycling home a true hero.