Going for Gold: Me and Linford Christie by Victoria Beesley

A solo show about one girl’s journey to Olympic success.


Age suitability: 8+ (P5+)

Vickie wants to compete at the Olympics. There is only one obstacle; she isn’t very good at sport. Yet despite the odds, her love for athletics takes her all the way to London 2012. Inspired by Victoria’s own childhood obsession with athletics, this is a story about loving failure and dreaming big – even if there’s no chance you’ll make that dream come true.

For all enquiries, email Louise@catherinewheels.co.uk

*This show was originally titled Kissing Linford Christie.

Creative Team

Creator: Victoria Beesley
Co-director: Ros Sydney
Co-director: Shilpa T-Hyland
Composer: Danny Krass
Designer: Alisa Kalyanova
Lighting Designer: Simon Wilkinson
Movement Director: Mele Broomes
Dramaturg (Research & Development): James Ley
Performer: Ellinor Larsson

Production History

Number of performances to date: 61

2020 :
30th November -0001 - 30th November -0001

autumn 2022 :
8th October 2022 - 20th November 2022

spring 24:
29th January 2024 - 17th March 2024