THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS, YET THERE IS METHOD IN’T.
Since 2013, the HandleBards have clocked-up over 7000 miles by cycling around the world to perform Shakespeare. Described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as ‘uproariously funny’, we set the world on wheels with our unique brand of extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle-powered theatre.
We love an adventure.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
★★★★★ – Fringe Review
★★★★★ – Sunderland Echo
★★★★ – The Stage
Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They’re rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.
Before touring this “beautifully bonkers” production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream around the world, we pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.
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We’ll get back to you as soon as our little legs will let us.