The Tempest

Join the Handlebards for a not to be missed outside theatre production

  • Booking essential

We are cycling actors who carry all the set, props and costume needed to perform extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the globe.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £16.00
  • Child £8.00
    16 and under
  • Group £12.00
    Groups of 10+

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Tickets go on sale 21st March
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Montacute reception
What to bring and wear
This is an outside show, so please bring something to sit on, picnics welcome.
Since 2013, the HandleBards have clocked-up over 7000 miles by cycling around the world to perform Shakespeare. Described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as ‘uproariously funny’, we set the world on wheels with our unique brand of extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle-powered theatre.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 June 2019 19:00 - 22:00 Available

Contact Info

Montacute House
Call 01935 826 294

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