Gainsborough: A thoroughly British sort of Shakespeare tour comes to the Old Hall

The Handlebards are comign to Gainsborough Old Hall on Saturday night. Picture: Callum Cheatle
The Handlebards are comign to Gainsborough Old Hall on Saturday night. Picture: Callum Cheatle
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Beautifully British and bonkers, this summer The HandleBards, a four-

strong, all-male troupe of cycling players, are pedaling the length and breadth of the UK for three months to perform fast-paced productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

And they will be stopping off at Gainsborough’s Old Hall on Saturday night (21st june) to present The Comedy of Errors.

To add to the challenge, the four actors are carrying all the required set, props, costumes and camping equipment around with them.

All set and props used in the productions are restricted only to items that could be found either on a bicycle or in a campsite, with the team’s bikes rigged up to power various mechanical contraptions onstage.

Their Gainsborough performance starts at 7pm and tickets priced £10 (£8 concessions) are available online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-handlebards-present-the-comedy-of-errors-tickets-11367401203