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Join The HandleBard's 2019 Summer Tour for a unique open air performance of the Shakespeare classic 'The Tempest' at Northumberlandia.


Thursday, 22nd August 2019

Doors open 17:30, performance starts 18:30


£14 - early bird (limited quantity)
£16 - standard
£18 - on the door
Children under 10 free

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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 Northumberlandia 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!

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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!