Riding Lights Theatre Company are visiting Buckingham on Friday, May 18, as part of their national tour of Monsieur de Coubertin’s Opymlic© Feat, a new comedy about the rebirth of the modern Olympic games in Athens in 1896, which has had rave reviews.
Monsieur de Coubertin, sports enthusiast, French aristocrat and devotee of English schools, is the surprising Parisian father of the modern Olympics. His story is virtually unknown these days, but Riding Lights promise a whirlwind trip to where it all began.
Inspired by everything from Ancient Greece to Tom Brown’s Schooldays and the civilising mixture of God, learning and sport he found at Rugby School, de Coubertin wants to reinvigorate the world in body, mind and spirit with heroic sporting endeavours.
But he is to discover that international sport is not an easy game...
The show, in Buckingham Parish Church, starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12.50 (£10 concessions, £9 for groups of 10+) from Buckingham Parish Church office on 01280 821509 or via www.buckinghamparishchurch.org.uk under the What’s On tab, where there is more about the show as well as a YouTube trailer. They are also available via Riding Lights direct on 01904 613000 or www.ridinglights.org/opymlic.
This is the third in the series of fundraising concerts and shows for Buckingham Parish Church this year.