7 July to 1 August 2009 | 295 Regent Street
6 -30 August 2010 | Zoo Roxy (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
25 – 26 May 2011 | Norwegian Festival of Literature
Directed, scripted and conceived by Roland Smith
Designed by Sophie Mosberger
Movement by Tonny A
Alexander Guiney, Tom Daplyn, Josh Cass, Gareth Richardson, Graham O’Mara
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.