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Thank you for keeping our workshops free!

Your efforts and generous gifts mean we hit the initial 10K target to make sure we can tour next year with Comedy of Errors and Macbeth. Thank you. And look out for us!

You then hit the second target of 12.5k allowing us to continue hosting workshops for adults and children for free during lockdown. Thank you. Your generosity is truly appreciated. 

Any further donations will now go towards our Education Programme, through which we hope to provide schools with free shows, workshops and education resources, when they return in autumn.

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Take care and thanks again for your continued support!

Tom & Paul

Paul and Tom working on laptops

P.s. Here’s a little video from some of our workshop participants, as a token of their appreciation..



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£15.00 August 14, 2020

William Smith

£45.00 August 12, 2020

As I have never seen a production of Romeo and Juliet before, I can safely say the Handlebards' version is in the top 1. Thank you also for… Read more

As I have never seen a production of Romeo and Juliet before, I can safely say the Handlebards' version is in the top 1. Thank you also for the Tea Towel which we will use for the rest of our lives.

Good luck with the rest of the tour, and lots of love.

Will and Laura xx

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£15.00 August 12, 2020

Simon Bird

£20.00 August 10, 2020

We loved the Romeo and Juliet performance on Saturday - can’t wait to see you again.


Victoria Wood

£12.00 August 9, 2020

Thank you Paul, much appreciated


Lucy Cooper

£20.00 August 9, 2020

Thanks very much, really looking forward to seeing Romeo and Juliet in Coventry!


Matthew Moss

£25.00 July 31, 2020

Looking forward to seeing you perform tonight!

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£15.00 July 30, 2020
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£8.00 July 29, 2020

Melanie Morris

£15.00 July 28, 2020

Key worker ticket donation. Much appreciated.

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£10.00 July 22, 2020

Julie Minshull

£20.00 July 22, 2020

The HandleBards cheering with a bicycle and a trailer