Glory Ride Tickets
“Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket.”
Gino Bartali, Tour de France winner and one of the most beloved Italian athletes of all time, had a secret life.With his cycling career as a cover, Bartalicycled thousands of miles between cities across Italy. Hidden in the frame of his bike were falsified identity cards and other secret documents to help victims of the Second World War cross borders to safety from Mussolini’s fascist regime. His efforts saved hundreds of persecuted Jews and other refugees, many of whom were children. Bartali was a local hero as well as a national figurehead, renowned in his community for his unwavering commitment to helping others.
His story has a powerful message for audiences today about bravery, loyalty and doing the right thing regardless of the consequences. Directed by Olivier-winner Kelly Devine, GLORY RIDE has been developed through workshops in New York and Los Angeles as well as a series of sold-out staged concerts in London last year at The Other Palace. Don’t miss this chance to experience this incredible true story combining heist, history, humour, and humanity with a soaring new score by father and daughter team, Victoria and Todd Buchhol.
Cast: To be announced. Creative Team: Music, Lyrics and Book -Victoria & Todd Buchholz Director -Kelly Devine. Set, Costume & Video Design -PJ McEvoy. Italian Cultural Adviser Federico Bellone.
Age restrictionThis production is recommended for ages 6+
Running time2 hours (including Interval)
Performance dates22 April 2023 - 29 July 2023
ContentThis show contains themes of peril and war.
Venue InformationCharing Cross Theatre(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG
News / Photos
First look at the world premiere of Glory Ride
Take a first look at the epic new musical Glory Ride! Taking place in the rolling hills of Tuscany during the tumultuous era of the Second World War, Glory Ride follows a captivating story that blends heist, history, humour, and humanity, tied together with a soaring new score. Book your tickets today for Glory Ride and embark on this incredible journey at Charing Cross Theatre!
28 Apr, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Initial casting announced for Glory Ride
The heartwarming story of the Tour de France winner Gino Bartali and his secret wartime heroics comes to life in the thrilling production Glory Ride! Set against the golden hills of Tuscany during the darkest days of the Second World War, this is the journey of one man who would risk his life to save the world. Initial casting has recently been announced for Glory Ride, with Josh St. Claire set to star as the hero himself. Immerse yourself in this chapter of compelling history - book your tickets for Glory Ride at London’s Charing Cross Theatre today!
17 Mar, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas