Beryl at the Criterion
Beryl by Maxine Peake.
Beryl by Maxine Peake, at the Criterion Theatre, Earlsdon, Coventry from 2 - 9 September.
‘Beryl’ celebrates the extraordinary achievements of the remarkable and inspirational cyclist Beryl Burton. She was five times world pursuit champion, thirteen times national champion; and these represent only a portion of her amazing achievements. Beryl Burton was one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived, but she remains something of a mystery.
Maxine Peake captures this remarkable woman in a piece of drama which is pacy, funny and moving. Four actors play a multitude of roles to bring this celebration to the stage. The play is directed by Helen Withers.
Beryl Burton – Cathryn Bowler
Jo and others – Rowan McDonnell.
Charlie Burton and others – Peter Gillam
Nim and others - Jon Elves.
Director – Helen Withers
Stage Manager – Steve Withers.
Sound Designer – Becky Bartlett.
Prompt – Claire McDermott
Reviews have said of the play:
“Simply a joyful, uplifting and utterly delightful way to spend the better part of two-hours.”
"This play is so well crafted it captures your imagination and heart.”
For tickets, please go to: https://www.criteriontheatre.co.uk/