Handlebards

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The HandleBardsare a four-strong troupes of cycling actors from London, England who carry on their bicycles all of the necessary set, props and costume to perform extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the globe. They specialize in outdoor theatre, but have had plenty of indoor shows as well.Touring since 2013, the HandleBards won the 2014 Sustainable Practice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. They have clocked-up over 5000 miles by cycling around the world to perform Shakespeare. Sir Ian McKellen has described them as “uproariously funny”. Over the past three years they have performed to over 15,000 audience members in over 100 different venues, and are commended by critics and audiences alike for their highly visual and very accessible style of Shakespeare.