The Handlebard’s Present Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’
Sunday, 2 September 2018 at 18:30 – 20:30 (gates open from 18:00)

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 in the beautiful gardens of Strawberry Hill House 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’s 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. Visit: to find out more.

Early Bird Tickets – available until 2nd July

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Strawberry Hill House is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture.