Simon is about to become a dad, and has no idea how 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.
Upstart Theatre exists to provoke honest, playful and inspiring conversations about the biggest challenges which face our society. We use theatre to create connections within and between communities, both in the UK and around the world, and to bring previously unheard voices into the mainstream.
Created by Simon Jones and James Blakey
Performed by Simon Jones
Directed by Tom Mansfield
Produced by Hannah Tookey for Upstart Theatre
Praise for previous work
whatsonstage.com 4 stars “This is immersive theatre at its very best... stirring, involving and highly original”
thepublicreviews.com 4 stars “A truly interactive theatre experience... high calibre performances in this intimate environment”