The Handlebards Present 'Much A Do About Nothing'

Did you see the fantastic The HandleBards perform "A Midsummer Nights Dream" at last year's Art In The Park? Their riotous versions of "Much Ado About Nothing" is bringing the team back to Milton Creek Country Park all thanks to Swale Borough Council on Saturday 20th July.

Bring a picnic, bring your friends and stay on into the evening to laugh a lot! Cycling, cross dressing, confusion and amazing comic timing all the way. See thou there!

"Fun, enjoyable for all ages, and utterly hilarious" - Fringe Review

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 Milton Creek Country Park 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!

Doors open at 5.30pm, 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.

This is a ‘Pay What You Can’ performance – a hat will be handed round at the end of the performance. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book tickets in advance. 


Green Porch Close (Pedestrian Entrance)

Car Park off Mill Way.
ME10 2HA


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Entry Price

Parking £3
This is a pay what you can performance.