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Outdoor Theatre: The Comedy of Errors by The Handlebards

Experience a bicycle-powered performance of Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors' at Emmetts Garden!

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Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.

Join the troupe at Emmetts Garden for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ like you’ve never seen before. When two sets of estranged twins are brought together on the same island, this classic comedy takes hold, with mistaken identity, music and manic costume changes a plenty.

Doors open at 5.00pm for a 6.00pm start, with the performance lasting two hours.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather! Please note, only assistance dogs are permitted at this performance.

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Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Early Bird£16.50
Adult Standard£19.50
Child 12 and under£5.00
Concession 21 and under£12.50

The basics

Booking details



Children welcome.

Meeting point

This performance takes place on the Meadow. Please enter via the Visitor Centre.

What to bring and wear

This performance will take place outdoors. Please dress for potential wet or cold weather. Please bring picnic blankets and chairs. Chairs will not be provided.


Steep paths and steps in places. Woodland path is uneven and non-tarmacked. Accessible toilets.

Upcoming events


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25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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