‘A riotous and colourful celebration of wit, intrigue and reluctant love.’
Since their first appearances in 2013, the HandleBards have clocked up over 7000 miles by cycling around the world to perform Shakespeare. Described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as ‘uproariously funny’, the all-male company tour their unique brand of extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle- powered theatre. They roar into Bignor Park for their Petworth debut to present Much Ado...
A group of soldiers, including Benedick, Claudio, Don Pedro and Don John, return from a war to stay at the house of Leonato, a respected nobleman. On their arrival, Claudio quickly falls in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero, and the two of them decide to get married. At the same time, a long-running war of words between Benedick and Beatrice (Leonato’s niece) starts up again...
The performance is outside. Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating and dress for the weather. Grounds open from 5.30pm for picnics.
Hot drinks will be available from Four Fillies
With grateful thanks to Lord & Lady Mersey
Generously sponsored by Savills
HandleBards (photo: Tom Dixon)