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image for Play - Shakespeare item typeThe Handlebards present – Much A Do About Nothing at Hedingham Castle & Gardens

Play - Shakespeare, Thu 4 Jul 2019, £10-£14

Handlebards

Handlebards

Address

Bayley Street,
Castle Hedingham,
Halstead,
Essex,
C09 3DJ

Details

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 their all-male troupe at Hedingham Castle for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like no other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

And what’s the play about? Well – 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 is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance

Doors open at 5.30pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low-level accessories are welcome.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

Facilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 4 Jul 2019 17:30 to 22:00

Prices

Doors open 5:30pm. Show starts: 6:30pm
Adults £14, Over 65s £12.50, Under 18s £ 10 - Other ticket options available

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 815305  Lat: 51.94339 Long: 0.63925

By Road:
Hedingham Castle is centrally located within the East Anglian region, 35 minutes from Stansted airport. From M11 take exit 8a (A120 Colchester) to the Braintree bypass and follow the castle signs from there.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access