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The HandleBards: Richard III

31 Aug 20163 stars

An entertainingly OTT performance from the bike-based Shakespeare troupe

The gimmick behind The HandleBards, if you're not already familiar with the group, is this: the whole company tours the UK exclusively by bicycle, carrying all of their props, sets and costumes with them. Half the pleasure in a HandleBards performance…

Secret Edinburgh festival escapes

4 Aug 2015

Our round-up of the best shows in Edinburgh being performed in 'secret' locations this August

Just as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, in Edinburgh during August you shouldn't judge an event by its venue – which is maybe why certain shows, screenings and club nights have decided to keep their locations shrouded in mystery. These…

Fringe Sustainable Practice Award longlist is revealed

31 Jul 2015

2015's contenders includes Edinburgh shows by Paines Plough, the Citz and the HandleBards

The Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Awards recognise the shows that do the most to raise the audience's awareness of, and responsibility for, their own environmental impact. The award is run by the Los Angeles-based Center for Sustainable…

The HandleBards announced as winner of 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

22 Aug 2014

My Luxurious 50 Square Feet Life, India Street and The Worm also competed for eco-conscious award

The HandleBards have won the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, it was announced at a special ceremony today at Fringe Central. After cycling to the Fringe from London, carrying all the required sets, props, costumes and camping…