The HandleBards - Twelfth Night


14th August 2018 : 17:00 Doors Open, Performance: 18:30-22:00

Join the HandleBards 2018 Summer Tour for a unique open air performance of this Shakespeare classic at Northumberlandia.

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 beautiful Northumberlandia for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter.

And what is the play about? Well – Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won’t have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia’s servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous Butler, Malvolio. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty!

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Bring a picnic, chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, bring waterproofs.

Well behaved dogs will be admitted on leads.

Please contact venue re Disabled Access


£12 Early Bird (limited availability), £15 Standard Price, Under 12s free

Wrap up warmly and wear waterproofs if the weather is wet. The performance will go ahead even if it rains as long as conditions remain safe on site.

Toilets and café on site.

Café / Visitor Centre

Please check with venue

Parking is available on site and is signposted.

Event Contact

For more information or if you have a query about this event please call 0191 284 6884 or email Liz Lovatt

Events key:

  • Dog friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Taking place outdoors
  • Tickets required
  • Educational & creative
  • Events for grown-ups
  • Child friendly
  • Healthy & active
  • A Community event
  • A Volunteering event
  • Event facilities
  • Entrance fee or Event cost
  • Meeting place