Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

The HandleBards cycle throughout the UK to perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

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An outdoor theatre performance of Much Ado About Nothing performed in comedy style by the Handlebards.

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 the all-male troupe for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

The play

A group of soldiers return from the war to a household in Messina, causing the kindling of new love interests and the re-kindling of old rivalries. The parallel love stories of Beatrice, Benedick, Claudio and Hero become entangled with plotting, frivolity and melodrama in Shakespeare’s famous comedy.

This show will be performed outdoors, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the weather! There will be onsite catering to purchase drinks and hot food.

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Tour dates 2019

At 6 venues:

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

Wed 21 Aug

The Tree House

£15 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

The Tree House

£15 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

The Tree House

£15 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 24 Aug

The Tree House

£15 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 25 Aug

The Tree House

£15 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cambo House & Estate, St Andrews

Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8QD

Wed 28 Aug

£16 (early bird £12 before 28th June; ages 10–18 £10; under 10s free) / 01333 450054

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AD

Fri 28 Jun

£10–£18 / 01494 871117

National Trust: Ickworth House, Park And Garden, Bury St Edmunds

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

Fri 5 Jul

£12–£16 Booking advisable (Children £0–£10 Booking advisable) / 01284 735270

National Trust: Lyveden New Bield, Oundle, Peterborough

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 5AT

Tue 9 Jul

£16 Booking advisable (Children £6 Booking advisable) / 01832 205158

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

London Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 4LX

Sat 29 Jun

£10–£12

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