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‘Glory Ride’ to play at Charing Cross Theatre

The musical follows Italian cyclist Gino Bartali as he led a rescue operation to save children during World War II. The musical plays for three months.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following concert performances at The Other Palace, Glory Ride will premiere with a full production this spring. Glory Ride will begin previews at Charing Cross Theatre on 22 April, with an opening night on 28 April, and performances to 29 July.

The Glory Ride musical tells of Tour de France winner, Gino Bartali. Not only was he a leading Italian athlete, he cycled thousands of miles across Italy to help WWII victims cross borders to safety.

Josh St. Clair plays Gino Bartali, alongside Amy Di Bartolomeo as Adriana Bani, Fed Zanni as Major Mario Carita, Daniel Robinson as Giorgio Nico, Ruairidh McDonald as Felix, Ryan Bennett as Commander Graziani, Peter Watts as Fantali, Jamie Coyne as Cosmo, Loris Scarpa as Lorenzo, Susianna Paisio as Rosetta, Steve Watts as Torello, and Alice Spigariol.

Victoria and Todd Buchholz co-write the musical, with direction by Kelly Devine, and set, costume, and video design by PJ McEvoy.

Glory Ride is at Charing Cross Theatre.

Photo credit: Glory Ride at The Other Palace (Photo courtesy of production)

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