HandleBards present their unique portrayal of Richard III

The HandleBards.
The HandleBards.

A unique travelling theatre group is riding into Felton as it brings the Bard on bikes.

The HandleBards Cycling Shakespeare Company will present Richard III at Felton Park Hall next week.

The all-male troupe of four will stop off at the village on their tour from London to Edinburgh, carrying all their set, props and costumes on their bikes.

The group of Liam Mansfield, Matt Maltby, Paul Hilliar and Stanton Plummer-Cambridge takes on some 40 characters between them for the production, which portrays a power-hungry Richard who will stop at nothing to win and keep the throne, and his ultimate downfall.

HandleBards Producer and Founder Paul Moss said: “With six plays and 5,000 miles under our belt, we’re ready for our biggest and most ambitious season yet.”

The play takes place at Felton on Thursday, July 28. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets cost £10 adult, £8 concs, on 01665 606515.

People are advised to take a picnic, chairs and blankets, as well as umbrellas.