Glory Ride The Musical

Glory Ride Tickets

Charing Cross Theatre, London
Booking to 29 July 2023
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The incredible true story of Italian cycling legend Gino Bartali, who secretly rode thousands of miles to save hundreds of children from Mussolini’s fascists – and never told a soul.

Major new musical Glory Ride premieres at Charing Cross Theatre in London.

Glory Ride transports audiences to the golden hills of Tuscany during the darkest days of the Second World War, with a story combining heist, history, humour, and humanity and a soaring new score. 

Written by Victoria Buchholz and Todd Buchholz, the production is directed by Kelly Devine – the Olivier Award-winning choreographer on West End hit Come From Away.

Glory Ride is running at the Charing Cross Theatre from 22 April to 29 July 2023.

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What's the story of Glory Ride?

Gino Bartali, one of the most beloved of Italian athletes of all time, had a secret life. A Tour de France winner, in the 1940s he was considered the second most famous man in Italy – after Mussolini. His cycling achievements on the Alps and Pyrenees were legendary, but until recently, few knew that he risked his life by saving hundreds of people from fascism during World War II.

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 cross borders to safety. His bravery rescued hundreds of persecuted Jews and other refugees, many of whom were children. In 2013, Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, recognised Gino Bartali with the honour of Righteous Among the Nations.

Bartali was a local hero as well as a national figurehead, renowned in his community for his indefatigable commitment to helping others. His story has a powerful message about bravery, loyalty and doing the right thing regardless of the consequences.

Who is in the cast of Glory Ride?

The World Premiere production will feature Josh St. Clair (Frozen, City of Angels, Wicked) in the lead as Gino Bartali alongside Amy Di Bartolomeo (Six, Bat Out of Hell), Fed Zanni (Mamma Mia! The Party, Head Over Heels), Daniel Robinson (Heathers the Musical, My Night with Reg), Ruairidh McDonald, Ryan Bennett (Heathers the Musical), Peter Watts (Macbeth, UK Tour), Jamie Coyne, Loris Scarpa (Once in Concert), Susanna Paisio (Una Mendicante Cieca Cantava l’Amore, Teatro dei Sensibili, Milan), Steve Watts (As You Like It) and Alice Spigariol.

Who are the creative team of Glory Ride?

Written by Victoria Buchholz and Todd Buchholz and Directed by Kelly Devine, with Associate Director Richard J Hines, Musical Director Dave Rose, Set, Costume & Video Designer PJ McEvoy, Casting Director Harry Blumenau CDG, General Management Smart Entertainment, and Italian Cultural Adviser Federico Bellone.


Reviews of Glory Ride

"It’s a great idea, executed with enough energy to power the most reluctant cyclist up a mountain" - The Times

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 29 July 2023
Age restrictions
6+
Running time
2 hours (including Interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

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Content:

This show contains themes of peril and war.


Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
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Ticket Information

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Glory Ride Reviews
Reviews are coming in for brand new musical Glory Ride at the Charing Cross Theatre in London. The show has had its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre, and is running until 29 July 2023. Based on a true story set in Tuscany during the Second World War, Glory Ride is about famous Italian athlete Gino Bartali, who was a Tour de France winner in the 1940s, and considered the second most famous man in Italy after Mussolini. His cycling achievements on the Alps and Pyrenees were legendary, but until recently, few knew that he risked his life by saving hundreds of people from fascism during World War II.  [ngg src="galleries" ids="1139" display="pro_horizontal_filmstrip"] Written by Victoria Buchholz and Todd Buchholz, the production is directed by Olivier Award-winner Kelly Devine (Come From Away) and stars Josh St. Clair (Frozen, City of Angels, Wicked) as Gino Bartali, with Amy Di Bartolomeo (Six, Bat Out of Hell), Fed Zanni (Mamma Mia! The Party, Head Over Heels), Daniel Robinson (Heathers the Musical, My Night with Reg), Ruairidh McDonald, Ryan Bennett (Heathers the Musical), Peter Watts (Macbeth, UK Tour), Jamie Coyne, Loris Scarpa (Once in Concert), Susanna Paisio (Una Mendicante Cieca Cantava l’Amore, Teatro dei Sensibili, Milan), Steve Watts (As You Like It) and Alice Spigariol. The show's creative team includes Richard J. Hinds (Associate Director), Dave Rose (Musical Director), PJ McEvoy (Set, Costume & Video Designer), Rob Halliday (Lighting Designer), Jen Green (Orchestrations), Harry Blumenau (Casting Director) and Federico Bellone (Italian cultural adviser). Read reviews for Glory Ride, below, and more reviews are to be added as they come in. Photos by Marc Brenner Book Glory Ride tickets at the Charing Cross Theatre in London
First Listen: Glory Ride at Charing Cross Theatre
The producers of new musical Glory Ride have released a song from the show ahead of its world premiere at Charing Cross Theatre. The song features Amy Di Bartolomeo singing “Promises” from the show.  Alongside Amy Di Bartolomeo (Six, Bat Out of Hell), the cast includes Josh St. Clair (Frozen, City of Angels, Wicked) in the lead as Gino Bartali, Fed Zanni (Mamma Mia! The Party, Head Over Heels), Daniel Robinson (Heathers the Musical, My Night with Reg), Ruairidh McDonald, Ryan Bennett (Heathers the Musical), Peter Watts (Macbeth, UK Tour), Jamie Coyne, Loris Scarpa (Once in Concert), Susanna Paisio (Una Mendicante Cieca Cantava l’Amore, Teatro dei Sensibili, Milan), Steve Watts (As You Like It) and Alice Spigariol. The show is based on a true story set in Tuscany during World War II. Famous Italian athlete Gino Bartali, who won the Tour de France in the 1940s, risks his life by saving hundreds of people from fascism during the war. Glory Ride is penned by Victoria Buchholz and Todd Buchholz, and directed by Kelly Devine - the Olivier Award-winning choreographer on West End hit Come From Away. Other creatives include Richard J. Hinds (Associate Director), Dave Rose (Musical Director), PJ McEvoy (Set, Costume & Video Designer), Rob Halliday (Lighting Designer), Jen Green (Orchestrations), Harry Blumenau (Casting Director) and Federico Bellone (Italian cultural adviser). Glory Ride runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from 22 April to 29 July 2023. Book Glory Ride tickets at the Charing Cross Theatre in London Video: "Promises" from Glory Ride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvdVrKT36DQ
Casting announced for Glory Ride at Charing Cross Theatre
Casting has been announced for new musical Glory Ride - coming to Charing Cross Theatre in London this April. The World Premiere production will feature Josh St. Clair (Frozen, City of Angels, Wicked) in the lead as Gino Bartali alongside Amy Di Bartolomeo (Six, Bat Out of Hell), Fed Zanni (Mamma Mia! The Party, Head Over Heels), Daniel Robinson (Heathers the Musical, My Night with Reg), Ruairidh McDonald, Ryan Bennett (Heathers the Musical), Peter Watts (Macbeth, UK Tour), Jamie Coyne, Loris Scarpa (Once in Concert), Susanna Paisio (Una Mendicante Cieca Cantava l’Amore, Teatro dei Sensibili, Milan), Steve Watts (As You Like It) and Alice Spigariol. Based on a true story, the show is set in Tuscany during the Second World War and centres on famous Italian athlete Gino Bartali. A Tour de France winner in the 1940s, Bartali was considered the second most famous man in Italy after Mussolini. His cycling achievements on the Alps and Pyrenees were legendary, but until recently, few knew that he risked his life by saving hundreds of people from fascism during World War II.  Written by Victoria Buchholz and Todd Buchholz, the production is directed by Kelly Devine - the Olivier Award-winning choreographer on West End hit Come From Away. The creative team includes Richard J. Hinds (Associate Director), Dave Rose (Musical Director), PJ McEvoy (Set, Costume & Video Designer), Rob Halliday (Lighting Designer), Jen Green (Orchestrations), Harry Blumenau (Casting Director) and Federico Bellone (Italian cultural adviser). Glory Ride plays the Charing Cross Theatre from 22 April to 29 July 2023. Book Glory Ride tickets at the Charing Cross Theatre in London
Glory Ride musical to premiere at Charing Cross Theatre
New musical Glory Ride is to get its world premiere at Charing Cross Theatre in London this April. Written by Victoria Buchholz and Todd Buchholz, the production will be directed by Kelly Devine - the Olivier Award-winning choreographer on West End hit Come From Away. Glory Ride plays the Charing Cross Theatre from 22 April to 29 July 2023. Based on a true story, the show is set in Tuscany during the Second World War and centres on famous Italian athlete Gino Bartali. A Tour de France winner in the 1940s, Bartali was considered the second most famous man in Italy after Mussolini. His cycling achievements on the Alps and Pyrenees were legendary, but until recently, few knew that he risked his life by saving hundreds of people from fascism during World War II.  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 cross borders to safety. His bravery rescued hundreds of persecuted Jews and other refugees, many of whom were children. In 2013, Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, recognised Gino Bartali with the honour of Righteous Among the Nations. Victoria Buchholz worked with her father, Todd, a best-selling author, inventor and senior White House economic adviser on the story, and the show has had workshops in New York and LA, and played a concert at the The Other Palace Theatre in October last year. Casting is to be announced, but joining Devine in the creative team is Associate Director Ricky J Hines; Musical Director Dave Rose; Set, Costume & Video Designer PJ McEvoy; Casting Director Harry Blumenau, CDG; General Management  Smart Entertainment; and Italian Cultural Adviser Federico Bellone. Currently playing at the Charing Cross Theatre in George Takei's Allegiance, starring Star Trek's George Takei, which runs until 8 April 2023. More about Glory Ride tickets at the Charing Cross Theatre in London

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  1. We really loved this show, which is based on a true story and has beautiful music! I would highly recommend it.

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