★★★★★ - 'Explodes with energy... a genuine treat from start to finish.' - The Stage

We are the HandleBards, cycling Shakespearean actors who carry all of our set, props and costumes on the back of our bikes, performing extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the UK.
We specialise in outdoor theatre, but we’re really happy performing anywhere: theatres, gardens, bicycle shops and schools, you name it, we’ve probably performed there!
In Spring 2020 our all-female troupe will be embarking on an international tour, taking our version of ‘The Tempest’ to South East Asia and Australia.
In Summer 2020 our all-male and all-female troupes are cycling all across the UK bringing ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and ‘Macbeth’ to all corners of this sceptre’d isle!
To see our tour map and find out when we’re performing at a venue near you just click here!
We hope to see you soon and if you see us cycling by then give us a wave…
Ride on dear friends!

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