MARCO | January-February 2018

As a child, he watched his father watching Marco win the Tour de France. Now, on the threshold of becoming a father himself, he will rise and fall in his hero’s footsteps. MARCO follows the pilgrimage of a super-fan as he tells the epic story of his hero, the cycling champion and drug cheat, Marco Pantani. Simon Jones' obsessively physical solo show about being the best plays at ARC Stockton and VAULT Festival at the beginning of 2019.

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