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Pedal Pusher by TheatreDelicatessen @ Furnace Park

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Five years since its first performance, Pedal Pusher has been extensively reworked and re-imagined for a new run of shows at The University of Sheffield’s Furnace Park in response to the explosive admissions by Lance Armstrong.

“In Pedal Pusher what Theatre Delicatessen managed to do with a couple of plastic chairs and some cycling shorts was pretty spectacular.” Critics’ Choice of the Year 2009 – Time Out

“This very, very physical theatre show does justice to the toughest sporting event in the world, the Tour de France, with a muscular production that’s quite exhausting, in a good way, to watch… nothing short of ingenious.” * * * * The List, Edinburgh – Top 20 Unmissable Shows

Marco was incredible. The Italian hero courted by politicians, partied with rockstars and adored by his fans. Marco was the champion the Pope himself asked to meet. He should have been the greatest cyclist of his generation.

But Marco is lying dead in a hotel in Rimini.

And the greatest is an American called Lance.

Pedal Pusher is the true story of the Lance Armstrong, Marco Pantani and Jan Ullrich – three professional cyclists battling to become champion of the Tour de France.

Drawing on interviews, archive footage and news reports, TheatreDelicatessen used devised performance and physical theatre to carry the audience through the mountains, the sprints, the crashes and into the intriguing dangerous world of professional sport

After all, to put yourself through all this for the sake of a bicycle race you’d have to be crazy.

Or on drugs.

Dates/Times: 7:30pm on Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 July, 2014 @ Furnace Park, Sheffield, Doncaster Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7BD, United Kingdom

Tickets available via the TheatreDelicatessen website: http://www.theatredelicatessen.com/pedalpusher-2014/