VENTOUX



Ventoux is a restaging of the dramatic battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani in the Tour de France 2000 on Mont Ventoux. 

Once regarded as the greatest race in the history of cycling, we now know that both Armstrong and Pantani doped during their careers. 

At the time both were champions in their own right - Pantani winning the Tour de France in 1998, and Armstrong winning in 1999.

In 2000 they went head to head on Mont Ventoux. They crossed the line together but their careers spiralled in wildly opposite directions. 

Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France titles; Pantani died of a cocaine overdose alone in a hotel room.

Armstrong denied, lied and cheated where Pantani was caught. 

Ventoux restages this race, knowing everything that we now know in 2019. 

With a pair of road bikes, stunning footage of Mont Ventoux and actual race commentary, 2Magpies bring the excitement of the Tour de France to the theatre.

Credits
Devised by: 2Magpies Theatre & Andy Routledge
Performed by: Alexander Gatehouse & Matthew Seager
Technical Manager: Fergus Waldron
Director: Matt Wilks
Remount Director (2018): Andy Routledge
Producer: Tom Barnes
Lighting Designer: Chris Flux
Marketing Design: www.abenstudio.co.uk
Filmography: Mad Adam Films
Music by: Kraftwerk (Tour de France Soundtracks) & Jon Hopkins (Open Eye Signal)
Tour de France Commentary: Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen

★★★★
"Not a pedestrian moment"
The Independent

★★★★
“touching and elegantly controlled" 
The Scotsman

★★★★ 
“The performance is a true Tour de Force” 
The Public Reviews

★★★★ 
"a devastating study"
Broadway Baby

★★★★ 
"You must see this show"
Fringe Guru

As heard on TALKsport Radio
(February 2017)

TOURING SCOTLAND IN SPRING 2020

PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED AT

Curve, Leicester (29 & 30 April 2015)
Summerhall, Edinburgh (13-30 August 2015)
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (1 May 2016)
The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol (6 & 7 May 2016)
The Riverfront, Newport (11 May 2016)
Curve, Leicester (12 & 13 May 2016)
The Pound, Corsham (14 May 2016)
Hull Truck, Hull (19 & 20 May 2016)
The Lowry, Salford (21 May 2016)
Nottingham Lakeside Arts (23 & 24 May 2016)
Battersea Arts Centre, London (26 & 27 May 2016)
The CatStrand, New Galloway (29 May 2016)
Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent (1 June 2016)
The Spring Arts, Havant (2 June 2016)
The Crucible, Sheffield (3 & 4 June 2016)
The MAC, Belfast (9 & 10 June 2016)
Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln (17 June 2016)
The Core at Corby Cube (23 June 2016)
ARC, Stockton (24 June 2016)
Derby Theatre, Derby (25 June 2016)
The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis (30 June 2016)
Pegasus Theatre, Oxford (1 July 2016)
The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter (5-16 July 2016)
Farnham Maltings, Farnham (10 July 2016)
mac, Birmingham (22 July 2016)
Cafe Ventoux, Tugby (23 July 2016)
Slung Low's Hub, Leeds (24 July 2016) 
EM Forster, Tonbridge (21 September 2016)
The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (5 October 2016)
VAULT Festival, London (15-19 February 2017)
Lancaster Arts, Lancaster (2 March 2017)
The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth (3 March 2017)
Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Seaton Delaval (4 March 2017)
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (9 March 2017)
Saltburn Community Theatre, Saltburn (10 March 2017)
Lion Salt Works, Northwich (11 March 2017)
Arts Centre Washington, Washington (16 March 2017)
The Fallibroome Academy, Macclesfield (20 March 2017)
Bedales Olivier Theatre, Petersfield (21 March 2017)
Swindon Arts Centre (23 March 2017)
The Courtyard, Hereford (24 March 2017)
The Angles, Wisbech (25 March 2017)
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield (28 March 2017)
The Grand, Clitheroe (29 March 2017)
Century Theatre, Coalville (30 March 2017)
Teignmouth Pavilions, Teignmouth (31 March 2017)
Shelley Theatre, Boscombe (1 April 2017)
Broadway Theatre, Letchworth Garden City (4 April 2017)
The Theatre, Chipping Norton (5 April 2017)
Square Chapel, Halifax (6 April 2017)
Norwich Playhouse, Norwich (7 April 2017)
The Courthouse, Otley (8 April 2017)
Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick (18 April 2017)
Drama Studio, University of Sheffield (19 April 2017)
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale (20 April 2017)
Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick (21 April 2017)
Cambridge Junction, Cambridge (26 April 2017)
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury (27-29 April 2017)
The Haymarket, Basingstoke (10 May 2017)
Cast, Doncaster (11 May 2017)
Dixon Studio, Southend (12 & 13 May 2017)
South Street Arts, Reading (17 May 2017)
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (18 & 19 May 2017)
The Garrick, Lichfield (20 May 2017)
Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Nottingham (22 & 23 May 2017)
Hertford Theatre, Hertford (25 May 2017)
The Phoenix, Bordon (26 May 2017)
Conquest Theatre (27 May 2017)
Theatre Royal Margate, Margate (28 May 2017)
Cafe Ventoux, Tugby (23 July 2017)
South Street Arts, Reading (19 & 20 September 2018)
Harlow Playhouse, Harlow (21 September 2018)
Hertford Theatre, Hertford (22 September 2018)
mac, Birmingham (23 September 2018)
Pershore No. 8, Pershore (25 September 2018)
The Woodville, Gravesend (26 September 2018)
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (27 September 2018)
Electric Theatre, Guildford (28 September 2018)
Farnham Maltings, Farnham (29 September 2018)
Greenwich Theatre, London (30 September 2018) 
The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead (2 October 2018) 
The Key Theatre, Peterborough (3 October 2018) 
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury (4 October 2018)
Swindon Arts Centre (5 & 6 October 2018)
Redbridge Arts Centre, Redbridge (9 October 2018)
South Holland Centre, Spalding (10 October 2018) 
The Lowry, Salford (11 & 12 October 2018)
Pyramid, Warrington (13 October 2018)
Carriageworks, Leeds (14 October 2018)
The Quarry Theatre, Bedford (16 October 2018)
Cornerstone, Didcot (17 October 2018)
ArtsDepot, London (18 October 2018) 
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth (19 October 2018)
Margate Theatre Royal, Margate (20 October 2018)
Palace Theatre, Southend (29 October 2018)
Corn Exchange, Newbury (30 October 2018)
Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham (31 October 2018) 
Forest Arts Centre, New Milton (2 November 2018)
Dorchester Arts, Dorchester (3 November 2018) 
Square Chapel, Halifax (4 November 2018)
The Met, Bury (6 November 2018) 
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (7 November 2018)
Gala Theatre, Durham (8 November 2018) 
Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock (9 November 2018) 
Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven (10 November 2018) 
The Core Theatre, Solihull (14 November 2018)
Lakeside Theatre, Colchester (15 November 2018) 
Pegasus Theatre, Oxford (16 & 17 November 2018)
Guildhall, Derby (18 November 2018)
Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan (20 November 2018)
Blackwood Miners' Institute, Blackwood (21 November 2018)
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth (22 November 2018)
Pontadawe Arts Centre, Pontadawe (23 November 2018) 
Maesteg Town Hall, Maesteg (24 November 2018)
Assembly Rooms, Ludlow (27 November 2018)
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon (28 November 2018)
Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes (29 November 2018)
Quarterhouse, Folkestone (30 November 2018)