image for Outdoor Event item typeThe Handledbards: Much ado about nothing at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Family Fun Day, Sun 8 Sep 2019

Address

268 Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,
Twickenham,
TW1 4ST

Details

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Join their all-male troupe at Strawberry Hill House for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like no other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

And what’s the play about? Well – a group of soldiers return from the war to a household in Messina, causing the kindling of new love interests and the re-kindling of old rivalries. The parallel love stories of Beatrice, Benedick, Claudio and Hero become entangled with plotting, frivolity and melodrama in Shakespeare’s famous comedy.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance
•Doors open at 6pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
•Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
•In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

Facilities for groupsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 8 Sep 2019 19:00 to 21:00
Doors open: 6pm

Prices

£10 - £16
£18 on the door
One ‘Under 10’ ticket is available free of charge with each paid ticket.

Please see webpage for more details.

Location

Directions

See location of Strawberry Hill House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 158722  Lat: 51.43696 Long: -0.33539

By Road: At the London Road roundabout on the A316 take the exit signposted Twickenham A310.
At the mini roundabout turn left, you are still on London Road. Pass Twickenham Station on your left. At traffic lights you will have to bear right into King Street. Get over into left lane and turn left at the traffic lights into Cross Deep. You will pass Radnor Gardens leading down to the Thames on your left.
At mini roundabout turn right into Waldegrave Road. You will see Strawberry Hill House on your left. Just past the house is the turning into St. Mary's College where you can park
Bus: 33 travels from Hammersmith and through Richmond and the R68 travels from Kew Gardens Station, through Richmond Train and Bus Stations.
Train: Richmond Station
Tube: Richmond District Line
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk

Facilities

  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets