Outdoor Shakespearean comedy comes to Lyme Regis seafront

The Handlebards theatre company will bring their comedic take on Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet' to Lyme Regis

THE popular Handlebards theatre company return to Lyme Regis for an outside performance of their comedic take on Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their comic production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ around the world, they pedalled it 1,500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow.

Now the show is in Dorset. The HandleBards style is riotous amounts of energy and a great deal of laughter.

“An unexpected delight and a must-see!” – EdFringe Review

The story is well-known: in Verona, the Montagues and Capulets are in the throes of a long-running family feud. In the midst of this two young members of the families – Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet – fall in love at the Capulet Ball. Forbidden by their family allegiances, they marry in secret.

Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe outside the beautiful Marine Theatre for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as you’ve never seen it before on Saturday, June 2 with doors opening at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm performance.

Wear clothing suitable for outdoors and bring a blanket. Performance inside in inclement weather.

Tickets cost £14 in advance or £16.50 on the door – call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com

Woodmead Halls
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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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