Kingston’s Rose Theatre will host the London premiere of Beryl, a play about the life of British cycling icon Beryl Burton, in March.
The play, written by BAFTA-nominated actress Maxine Peake, star of the Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything, tells the story of the prolific cyclist, who was twice world road race champion.
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Burton also won the British National Championships 13 times and claimed five pursuit gold medals in the World Track Championships between 1959 and 1966.
The play debuted on BBC Radio 4 in 2012, with Peake playing the leading role, and transfers onto the stage between March 8-19.
For the stage production, Samantha Power plays the part of Beryl and Shameless actress Rebecca Ryan takes the role of her daughter Denise.
Denise was also a top-level cyclist, claiming bronze in 1975 World Championships individual pursuit, while the pair rode together at the 1972 Worlds.
Tickets for the play start from £8 and can be bought at the Rose Theatre website or by calling 020 8174 0090.