Theatre

The Handlebards: Twelfth Night

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK. Join The HandleBards at the Marine Theatre for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

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Bar opens 6:00 P.M.
Starts 7:00 P.M.
Advance £17.00
Under 18s £10.00
On the door £19.00

10% off for members

Unreserved Seating

Tickets available from the Marine (Mondays and Fridays only), Bridport Tourist Information centre, online here, & over the phone on 01308 424901

Booking fee may apply

Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK. Join The HandleBards at the Marine Theatre for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won’t have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia’s servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous butler, Malvolio. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty.

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

  • 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.


★★★★★ – “Explodes with energy and is a genuine treat from start to finish”

The Stage, on the HandleBards’ Twelfth Night

Please note, that this event will continue outside whatever the weather – please dress appropriately!