When: Until 8th September 2018
Where: At venues across the UK
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the venue
What is it?
The HandleBards, the UK’s infamous troupe of cycling actors, have taken to the road again to perform their fun and environmentally sustainable versions of Shakespeare’s plays.
This is the HandleBards’ sixth UK season, having begun their adventure in 2013 with a 967 mile cycle from Glasgow to London. Back then, it was theatre on a shoestring – and not meant figuratively – the boys used shoelaces and a sponge to attach their trailers to their bikes.
Since then, the group have gone from strength-to-strength. They’ve grown from a set of friends with cheap bikes and a rickety old trailer, to an internationally successful theatre company.
The HandleBards perform their plays in the open air, and carry all their props, costumes and set with them on their bikes as they travel from venue to venue.
The HandleBards will be touring two plays this year. The boys will be touring Twelfth Night and the girls will be touring Romeo and Juliet across the UK.
The tour will call at locations including Milton Keynes as part of the International Festival, the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens in Sevenoaks, Raby Castle in Darlington, Strathtyrum Walled Garden in St Andrews, Muckhart Nature Park in Dollar, Ryedale Vineyards in Westow, and The Charterhouse in London.
More info: www.handlebards.com