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The HandleBards perform The Tempest

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.

 Join their all-female troupe at The Larmer Tree for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ like none 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! Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more!

Book Tickets Here  https://www.handlebards.com/tickets/the-tempest-larmer-tree-gardens/

Gates open 4.30pm and performance begins at 5.30pm

This is an outdoor production. There are a limited number of deckchairs available on a first come first served basis, but you are welcome to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. There will be refreshments on sale during the evening and picnics are welcome.

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

★ ★ ★ ★  - “Gloriously eccentric and very, very funny.” - The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★  - “It is cheeky, it is hilarious and it is touching (sometimes literally).” - The Reviews Hub

Earlier Event: June 9
Gardens Open
Later Event: June 10
Gardens Open