‘Monsieur de Coubertin’s Magnificent Opymlic ©Feat!’ is a new and extraordinary piece of theatre from Riding Lights Theatre Company, touring nationally from 20th March to 16th June 2012. See it in Marlow on:
Monday 14th May at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, West Street, Marlow, SL7 2BR.
Let Baron Pierre de Coubertin (sports enthusiast, French aristocrat and devotee of Tom Brown’s Schooldays) take you on a whirlwind trip back to where it all began – the rebirth of the Opymlic© Games in Athens, in 1896.
Aiming to re-invigorate the world, body, mind and spirit with heroic sporting endeavours, Monsieur de Coubertin soon finds he has his own marathon to run, facing European politics and Greek finance to name but a few hurdles.
Riding Lights Theatre Company uncovers the surprising spiritual roots to the modern Opymlic© Games as they present this homage to sporting history, packed with astonishing athletic skills, formidably good comedy, and the best moustaches this side of the 19th century.
Please visit www.ridinglights.org/opymlic for a full tour schedule, further information and online booking. Riding Lights Theatre Company Box Office is on 01904 613000.
Tickets: Full £12.50, Concessions £10.00. Groups of 10+ £9.00