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The Handlebards - The Tempest

The Handlebards – The Tempest

Sunday 4th August

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 Hoghton Tower for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ like no 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!

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!

Please note that tickets purchased on the day are the following (so make sure you pre-book): 

£18 for Adult Ticket 

£12 for Child Ticket

Notes on Performance:

  • Doors open at 5.30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

  • Low-backed chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.

  • Snacks, refreshments, wine and beer will be available to purchase. No alcohol to be brought on site.

  • In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. The performance will continue in bad weather and will only be abandoned in case of extreme conditions.

Access statement:

At Hoghton Tower we will do all that we can to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. However, due to the historic nature of the venue there are some areas which can be difficult to access in a wheelchair or for those with other mobility difficulties. For more information or to discuss your needs, please contact us on 01254 852986.Our full access statement can be found on our website 

 

Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more!

★★★★★ – “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

 

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Ticket options

  • Adult Ticket (18+) £16.00 Join us for a special performance of The Tempest by The Handlebards 0 60 max
  • Child Ticket (age 12 to 18) £10.00 Join us for a special performance of The Tempest by The Handlebards 0 60 max
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The Handlebards – The Tempest

Sunday 4th August

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 Hoghton Tower for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ like no 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!

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!

Please note that tickets purchased on the day are the following (so make sure you pre-book): 

£18 for Adult Ticket 

£12 for Child Ticket

Notes on Performance:

  • Doors open at 5.30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

  • Low-backed chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.

  • Snacks, refreshments, wine and beer will be available to purchase. No alcohol to be brought on site.

  • In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. The performance will continue in bad weather and will only be abandoned in case of extreme conditions.

Access statement:

At Hoghton Tower we will do all that we can to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. However, due to the historic nature of the venue there are some areas which can be difficult to access in a wheelchair or for those with other mobility difficulties. For more information or to discuss your needs, please contact us on 01254 852986.Our full access statement can be found on our website 

 

Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more!

★★★★★ – “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