Tues 21 May
The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.
After last year’s show-stopping outdoor production of Twelfth Night, the company now return with their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest like no other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.
And what’s the play about? Well - a shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island, inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters, where nothing is as it seems. There’s magic, musicality and mystery a plenty!
Praise for the HandleBards
★★★★★ “Explodes with energy and is a genuine treat from start to finish.” The Stage
★★★★★ “There is not a single HandleBard who is anything less than magnificent.” The Wee Review
★★★★★ “Five stars just don’t seem enough…” The Sunderland Echo
★★★★★ “I laughed until I cried, there’s nothing else out there like The HandleBards.” The Shields Gazette
★★★★★ “There is never a moment when the audience is not laughing.” Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “A hilarious, heart-felt, high-octane show.” Young Perspective
★★★★★ “They make great use of the fourth wall…bringing the audience right into the action." Fringe Review
★★★★★ “An unexpected delight and a must-see!” EdFringe Review