Handlebards – Comedy of Errors
19 July | 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
We very much hope that this event will take place but in light of the present coronavirus (covid 19) situation we will not be offering further tickets for sale for any performances until the immediate danger has passed and the Government advice allows us to resume a full schedule of events. Please continue to visit our website for up to date information. Thank you.
If you have already bought a ticket for this show please bear with us – we are in discussions with the performers and hope to be able to offer more information very soon. In the event that we have to postpone we will be in touch.
The HandleBards bring you William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors
as only they can.
The HandleBards began with a sense of adventure, a love of Shakespeare and a nifty little pun. Since four fearless friends (Paul Moss, Callum Cheatle, Tom Dixon and Callum Brodie) pedalled Twelfth Night to twenty UK venues in 2013, we have grown to become an internationally renowned theatre company, bringing our uniquely irreverent brand of Shakespeare to audiences all over the globe.
Our shows have received critical acclaim from national press, regional press and audience members alike. The Stage called us “gloriously eccentric and very, very funny”. The Shields Gazette found us “chaotic, clever and charming”. And one young audience member confessed that we had “converted an 11 year old boy into a Shakespeare fan”.
We travel by bike because we care about the planet and we want to promote sustainability healthy living. In 2014, we won the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award. We were nominated again in 2015, and in 2016 we were nominated for the Stage’s inaugural Sustainability Award. Our take on Shakespeare is fast,, funny and fearless. If you’ve never seen Shakespeare before, there’s no better introduction. If you’re a Bard buff, you’ve never seen it done like this…
THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS YET THERE’S METHOD IN’T.
Ride on with us throughout the countryside,
With comedies and tragedies galore;
Four actors upon bikes are wont to ride,
With legs exhausted and with bottoms sore.
A journey thorough bush and thorough briar,
On a-roads, b-roads, cycle-paths we steer.
On pedalled steeds we stow all we require –
Set, props and costumes, scripts and camping gear.
Hey ho, the wind and rain may slow our ride,
Our chains may bear the whips and scorns of grime,
But this dry-witted, wet quartet provide
A stonking, bonkers, entertaining time.
So join this ped’ling Shakespeare troupe anon,
The HandleBards: ride on, dear friends, ride on.
Weather permitting this performance will take place outside
Advance Adult Tickets cost £16. On the door on the night they will cost £18.00
Advance Tickets for under 18 years cost £10. On the door on the night they will cost £12.00
Under 10 years of age – we have a limited number of free tickets – please contact the Office to book these 01666 50546