The Handlebards: a four-strong, all-female troupe of cycling actors, who carry all of the set, props & costumes on their bicycles to perform Shakespeare's plays across the globe. The two shows I've directed with them have cycled from London to Edinburgh, performing outdoors on the way, before touring internationally to Sudan, Zimbabwe, India, Malaysia and more.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a fast paced, fun outdoor production. In summer 2016 it toured the country, traveling by bicycle from London to the Edinburgh Fringe. In the autumn it toured schools and was the first all-female production to visit Sudan. In Spring 2017 it toured across Asia. It in 2018 it's been revived and is currently touring the UK and abroad with a brand new cast.
Design: Nik Corrall | Associate Director: Callum Brodie | Assistant Director/ Stage Manager: Steph Withers | Music: Guy Hughes | Original Cast: Elle Dillon-Reams, Lianne Harvey, Lizzie Muncey, Lotte Tickner | 2018 Cast: Eleanor Chaganis, Charlotte Driessler, Lucy Green, Sian Eleanor Green | Produced by Handlebards
As You Like It
As You Like It is an outdoor production with riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. It toured the country by bike, travelling from London to Edinburgh and many places in between in Summer 2017. In Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 it's touring to schools and internationally to India and Southeast Asia.
Design: Alberta Jones | Company Manager: Paul Moss | Music: Guy Hughes | Original Cast: Elle Dillon-Reams, Lucy Green, Jessica Hern, Lotte Tickner | Produced by Handlebards