The Marlowe
Much Ado about Nothing
The HandleBards presents

Much Ado About Nothing

Bicycle-powered Shakespeare!

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 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.

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!


Please note:

This production takes place in The Franciscan Gardens, off Stour Street (postcode CT1 2NR). There is no parking at the venue.

Tickets available for collection in advance from our Box Office or at the entrance to the gardens from 5pm on the day of the performance.

Access to The Franciscan Gardens is via entrance on Stour Street. The entrance way is through grey wooden doors opposite The Old Brewery Tavern. The garden will open for ticket holders only no earlier than 5pm on the day of the performance. Please note that on mobile maps, The Franciscan Gardens may show as Greyfriars Gardens.

Toilet facilities for this event will be located a short walk away from the gardens at The Marlowe Kit, also on Stour Street, from 5pm.

Much Ado About Nothing