Simon Carroll-Jones and Upstart Theatre present


Created by Simon Carroll-Jones and James Blakey
Performed by Simon Carroll-Jones
Directed by Tom Mansfield
Movement Direction by Jennifer Jackson
Design by Hannah Sibai
Lighting Design by Nick Hare
Supported by ARC
VAULT Festival 13-17 February 2019

Simon is about to become a dad, and has no idea to deal with it. Looking for direction, he turns to his childhood hero: the cycling champion and drug cheat, Marco Pantani.

Trying to make sense of things before his life is changed forever, Simon sets off on a pilgrimage to the mountains of Marco’s most famous victories, the scenes of his most tragic failures, and the hotel room where he died.

Darkly humorous and grippingly physical, MARCO tells the epic story of Marco Pantani, and Simon’s quest to find out what it means to be the best.


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