Glory Ride


Based on the life of Gino Bartali, GLORY RIDE will be playing at Charing Cross Theatre for a limited run this year!

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 DevineGLORY 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 Buchholz.

Book your GLORY RIDE theatre tickets with LOVEtheatre today!

What is Glory Ride about?

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, Bartali cycled 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.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from 22 Apr – 29 Jul 2023

Running Time

2 hours, including interval.

Cast & Creatives

Kelly Devine (Director)

Age Guidance: Suitable for ages 6 years and older

Booking Period

22 Apr - 29 Jul 2023

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre

The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NL

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Charing Cross Station


139, 176, 6, 9, 91

Nearest Car Parks

NCP, Covent Garden

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