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 in Lyme Regis for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

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.

Praise for the HandleBards

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – “Explodes with energy and is a genuine treat from start to finish.” – The Stage
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – “An unexpected delight and a must-see!” – EdFringe Review
★ ★ ★ ★ – “Gloriously eccentric and very, very funny.” – The Stage

£12.50 early bird 

£16.50 adult, £10.50 under 18s,  £5.50 under 10s advance

£18.50 adult, £10.50 under 18s, £5.50 under 10s on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 5:30 P.M., starts 6:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating


Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.