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Maxine Peake’s Beryl extended for one week

West Yorkshire Playhouse announce extended engagement for the successful bio-play.

Playing to full houses since it opened on 30th June this hugely popular story, which has garnered both audience and critical acclaim, tells the story of Morley-born Beryl Burton. Unlike today’s hugely sponsored cycling heroes, Burton and her fellow cyclists trained “…on rollers above the local Co-op when the weather was too bad outside”.

Artistic Director James Brining said: “We’re thrilled to announce an extended run of Beryl. Every night we see our audiences on their feet applauding not only our actors but also the astonishing achievements of an ordinary Yorkshire woman. A wife, a mother and an extraordinary cyclist. Demand for tickets has been so high we took the decision yesterday to extend for a further week. It’s a great end to Yorkshire’s celebration of world class cycling and fantastic that a new play is having such an impact.”

BERYL written by Maxine Peake. Penny Layden takes on the role of Beryl Burton, with John Elkington as Charlie, Dominic Gately and Chelsea Halfpenny complete the cast. It is directed by Rebecca Gatward.

For more details and to book tickets visit or telephone the Box Office on 0113 213 7700.


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