The Handlebards - As You Like It


3rd August 2017 : 5 - 10pm

Join the Handlebards' 2017 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 costumes necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Join their all female troupe at beautiful Northumberlandia for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ 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 is the play about? Well, Rosalind and Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity.

Doors open 5:00pm, performance starts 6:30pm.

Booking Essential


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

Café will be open until the beginning of the performance and snacks and ice creams available at the interval. Toilets will be available throughout the event.

Site main entrance

Flat paths to around the site, however the performance will be on the meadow.

Ample car parking in the car park

Event Contact

For more information or if you have a query about this event please call 0191 284 6884 or email Lynette Friend or Matthew Fitch

The Handlebards

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