Outdoor theatre at Nunnington Hall

Saturday 16 July 18.30pm - 21.30pm, come and experience a unique performance of Shakespeare’s classic Richard III in the serene setting of the Nunnington Hall garden.

HandleBards theatre performing Richard 3rd

Since 2013, the HandleBards theatre, charmingly chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle-powered, have clocked-up over 5000 miles cycling from venue to venue to perform Shakespeare. Described as 'uproariously funny’, get ready to be amazed at every turn as they use their bikes to power various surprises and contraptions on-stage.

“A bike! A bike! My kingdom for a bike!”

Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is determined to gain the crown of England from his brother, the Yorkist King Edward IV. He will woo, imprison, kill and persuade anyone and everyone (if needs be) to achieve his aim. But great achievement comes with great unrest. Expect a rip-roaring production, charting the rise and fall of England’s famous king.

Adults £15

Children £10

Family £47 

Click here to book your tickets.

The garden will open at 5.45pm for pre- show picnics. Light snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the evening from the tea-garden kiosk.