Maxine Peake's Beryl comes to the Rose

Fri 08 Jan

We're very pleased to announce that Maxine Peake’s stage debut will receive it's London premiére at the Rose this March.

The production, which was recently nominated in the best new play category at the Manchester Theatre Awards, celebrates the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton. Burton was a Yorkshire cycling heroine, who dominated the world of cycling from the late 50s and 60s. She won the women's world road race championship in 1960 and 1967 and was world champion five times.

Peake originally wrote the play for radio in 2012 and it opened at West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2014 as the Tour de France raced through Yorkshire. The play was Peake's stage writing debut and the production will be directed by Rebecca Gatward with Samantha Power in the title role and Rebecca Ryan as her daughter Denise.

The daughter of Burton, Denise Burton-Cole said: "We are thrilled as it's an outstanding play and it's great that more people will see it".

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