Beryl photo on Stagedoor

Beryl Tickets

Arcola Theatre has suspended all public performances until further notice, in order to avoid contributing to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Beryl photo on Stagedoor
Show Ended

Date & Time

Show ended

Tue 14 Jan - Sat 8 Feb, 3pm & 8pm

About Beryl

Maxine Peake’s trailblazing tale is back for 4 weeks only after a sold-out first run. 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.