Peculius

"4 men, 4 bikes and a 2000 mile adventure."

After a hugely successful inaugural tour in summer 2013, the four-strong, all-male HandleBards company are back on their bikes and cycling the UK in May, June, July and August 2014, before setting out across Europe. On just four bicycles they will carry all the necessary set, props, costumes and camping equipment to perform two of Shakespeare's greatest plays – 'Macbeth' and 'The Comedy Of Errors'.

The HandleBards do Shakespeare differently - performing with eight very sore legs, and using their bikes to power various surprises and contraptions on-stage, whilst playing ALL the parts in Director James Farrell's (RSC, West End, Chichester Festival Theatre) wild 1930s indie-folk romp.

At most venues the HandleBards will be accompanied by a live local band. So grab a tasty picnic, your finest group of friends and come and watch some first-rate Shakespeare in the glorious (fingers crossed!) sunshine!

To get a feel for the HandleBards watch our short video here.

If you want to get in touch about anything HandleBards, then please email us.

Join us on our journey!

Hover over a dot on our interactive route map below for more information, or click it to go through to that venue's ticket booking site. For most venues you can also book tickets by phone or email - find out the necessary details by using the map or the listings information below it.

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The HandleBards 2014 Tour Listings

Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham - 29th May | The Comedy Of Errors | 2pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0844 249 1895 | Online: click here

Sustainability Centre, Petersfield - 30th May | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01730 823 166 | Online: click here

Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury - 1st June | Macbeth | 6pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01725 516 971 | Online: click here

Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury - 2nd June | The Comedy Of Errors | 6.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01458 831 361 | Online: click here

The Courts Garden, Holt - 4th June | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0844 249 1895 | Online: click here

Ashton Court, Bristol - 5th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick - 6th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 6.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01452 813 204 | Online: click here

Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick - 7th June | Macbeth | 6.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01452 813 204 | Online: click here

The Fleece Inn, Bretforton - 8th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01386 831 173 | Online: click here

Elstow Abbey, Elstow - 12th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01234 264 177 | Online: click here

Cottesbrooke Hall, Northampton - 13th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01604 505 808 | Online: click here

The Dell, Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford-upon-Avon) - 14th June | Macbeth | 1pm and 4pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0844 800 1110 | Online: click here

The Dell, Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford-upon-Avon) - 15th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 12pm and 3pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0844 800 1110 | Online: click here

Leicester Guildhall, Leicester - 17th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0116 253 2569 | Online: click here

Thrumpton Hall, Thrumpton - 18th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 07796 956 556 | Online: click here

Newark Castle, Newark - 19th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01636 650 000 | Online: click here

South Scarle Community Centre, South Scarle - 20th June | Macbeth | 8pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01636 892 056 | Online: click here

Gainsborough Old Hall, Gainsborough - 21st June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01427 677 348 | Online: click here

South Street Park Amphitheatre, Sheffield - 22nd June | The Comedy Of Errors | 5pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0114 221 1900 | Online: click here

Recycle Bikes, Sheffield - 23rd June | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0144 250 7717 | Online: click here

Ordsall Hall, Salford - 24th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0161 872 0251 | Online: click here

Ordsall Hall, Salford - 25th June | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0161 872 0251 | Online: click here

Rufford Old Hall, Ormskirk - 27th June | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0844 815 5635 | Online: click here

Hoghton Tower, Preston - 28th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0844 888 9991 | Online: click here

Hoghton Tower, Preston - 29th June | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0844 888 9991 | Online: click here

Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick - 30th June | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01729 893 180 | Online: click here

Bolton Castle, Leyburn - 1st July | The Comedy Of Errors | 7.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01969 623 981 | Online: click here

Skipton Castle, Skipton - 2nd July | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01756 792 442 | Online: click here

Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge - 3rd July | Macbeth | 6.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0844 249 1895 | Online: click here

Wentworth Castle, Barnsley - 4th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 6.45pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Harewood House, Leeds - 5th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 2.30pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Harewood House, Leeds - 6th July | Macbeth | 2.30pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Merchant Adventurer's Hall, York - 8th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 7.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01904 654 818 | Online: click here

Merchant Adventurer's Hall, York - 9th July | Macbeth | 7.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01904 654 818 | Online: click here

The Bivouac, Masham - 10th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01765 535 020 | Online: click here

Raby Castle, Darlington - 11th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 6.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01833 660 202 | Online: click here

The Cycle Hub, Newcastle - 12th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0191 276 7250 | Online: click here

Crook Hall, Durham - 13th July | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0191 384 8028 | Online: click here

Crook Hall, Durham - 14th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 0191 384 8028 | Online: click here

Whalton Manor, Morpeth - 16th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01665 606 515 | Online: click here

Ford Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed - 18th July | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01665 606 515 | Online: click here

Bowhill House, Selkirk - 19th July | Macbeth | 6pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01750 22204 | Online: click here

Kailzie Gardens, Peebles - 20th July | Macbeth | 6.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01721 720 007 | Online: click here

New Lanark WHS, Lanark - 21st July | The Comedy Of Errors | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01555 661 345 | Online: click here

The Helix, Falkirk - 25th July | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01324 590 900 | Online: click here

Hatton Castle, Newtyle - 26th July | The Comedy Of Errors | 6pm

Booking and Info - Email: hattoncastle@gmail.com

Dunsinane Hill, Dunsinnan - 27th July | Macbeth | 6pm

Booking and Info - Email: hattoncastle@gmail.com

Coupar Angus - 30th August | July | 7.30pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01828 628 388

HM Frigate Unicorn, Dundee - 31st July | The Comedy Of Errors | 8pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01382 200 900 | Online: click here

Cambo Estate, St Andrews - 1st August | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Phone: 01333 450 054 | Online: click here

Fingask Castle, Rait - 3rd August | The Comedy Of Errors | 4pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh - 6th August | The Comedy Of Errors | 6.45pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh - 7th August | Macbeth | 6.45pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh - 8th August | The Comedy Of Errors | 6.45pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh - 9th August | Macbeth | 6.45pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh - 10th August | The Comedy Of Errors | 6.45pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

BOS Theater, Amsterdam - 12th August | The Comedy Of Errors | 2pm

Free show, to reserve tickets please click here.

BOS Theater, Amsterdam - 13th August | Macbeth | 2pm

Free show, to reserve tickets please click here.

Pleinbioscoop, Rotterdam - 16th August | The Comedy Of Errors | 2pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Pleinbioscoop, Rotterdam - 17th August | Macbeth | 2pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Autoworld, Brussels - 22nd August | Macbeth | 2pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here

Sint-Baafs Abbey, Ghent - 23rd August | The Comedy Of Errors | 3pm

Free show, for more information please click here.

Sint-Baafs Abbey, Ghent - 24th August | Macbeth | 3pm

Free show, for more information please click here.

The Museum of The Order of St John, Clerkenwell, London - 28th August | Macbeth | 2.30pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here.

The Museum of The Order of St John, Clerkenwell, London - 28th August | The Comedy Of Errors | 7.30pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here.

The Rookery, Streatham, London - 29th August | Macbeth | 6.30pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here.

Middle Temple Gardens, Temple, London - 30th August | The Comedy Of Errors | 2pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here.

Middle Temple Gardens, Temple, London - 30th August | Macbeth | 7pm

Booking and Info - Online: click here.

We're saving 50.2 tonnes of CO2 and you can be environmental too! Here's how:

- At some venues we'll be offering discounted tickets to anyone who cycles to the show. Details of where will be announced soon.

- Why not visit GoCarShare.com and visit us on a lower carbon footprint?

- Have you got an old bicycle part or accessory that you don't want anymore? Get in touch and we'll keep your green conscience squeaky-clean by recycling it for use in our shows.

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Email: info@peculius.com
Phone: +44 (0) 7733 266 553

The HandleBards are proud to have LUV Handles Bike Boutique as their merchandise sponsor. We are also very grateful to their Patrons, and the following Partners:

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  • Joe's Tea Company Logo
  • Yorkshire Festival of Cycling Logo