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East Riding Theatre’s Spring Production celebrates Beryl Burton- The greatest woman on two wheels…ever!
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East Riding Theatre’s Spring Production celebrates Beryl Burton- The greatest woman on two wheels…ever!

As East Riding Theatre (ERT) gears up to its Spring production Beryl by actor and playwright Maxine Peake, the Beverley located theatre is working in the local community to celebrate a host of inspirational Yorkshire women. The production will span the period the Tour de Yorkshire races through the region. In celebration of all things Yorkshire, it seemed fitting for ERT to present a critically acclaimed play about a major Yorkshire sportswoman to complement the major sporting event. Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “Beryl Burton was one of the greatest female cyclists of all time and a true Yorkshire legend. It’s wonderful more people are getting the chance to hear her story, fittingly in East Yorkshire, which has hosted a start or finish of the Tour de Yorkshire every year. The timing of the show, during the fifth edition of the race, couldn’t be better as Beryl’s qualities of skill, spirit and determination are very much embodied by the race today.

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