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The HandleBards: The Tempest
Friday, 19 July- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm£10.00 – £12.00
WET WEATHER: If the heavens open tonight, this event will take place in the Erskine May Hall (Bedford Prep School). Please come to the Quarry Theatre and a member of Bedfringe staff will escort you to the venue.
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 Bedfringe 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, mu-sicality and mystery a plenty!
This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!
“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
“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
Suitable for all ages