Touring theatre for Mayfield

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A PIECE of theatre with what looks like a serious typo in the heading is coming to Mayfield this month.

‘Monsieur de Coubertin’s Magnificent Opymlic© Feat!’ is a new and extraordinary production from Riding Lights Theatre Company touring nationally.

It comes to St Dunstan’s Church, High Street, Mayfield from 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 25 before moving on to Hastings the next day.

Baron Pierre de Coubertin (sports enthusiast, French aristocrat and devotee of Tom Brown’s Schooldays) takes his audience 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.

Information from: and book online at the Box Office at: 01904 613000. Tickets cost £12.50, concessions £10.00 and groups of ten plus, £9 each.