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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. 


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 Devine, GLORY 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 ★★★★★ The score… soars impressively as the collective cast unites to deliver some of the production’s best numbers.


2 hours including Interval

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Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Suitable for ages 6 years and older

Where Do I Go

The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NG


4.5(14 reviews)
  • Katy

    Jul 27, 2023

    Wow I loved it!! I came not really knowing properly what it would be about and didnt expect it to be so moving or that it was a True Story!! Really enjoyed the show and all the cast were great :) Shame its ending in a few days but hope it comes back again somewhere else!!

  • DipDa

    Jul 26, 2023

    Had no clue as to the story when we went but was not disappointed - an amazing show & excellent acting

  • Rachel

    Jul 26, 2023

    Dialogue and songs were awful. Singing was out of tune. Dance looked like people were still learning the moves. We left at the interval.

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