Handlebards peddle Shakespeare

Handlebards perform Shakespeare on National Cycle Network

An all-female cast will perform Romeo and Juliet on the Fallowfield Loop in Manchester

30 July 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sustrans Fallowfield Loop cycle route, Crayfield Road entrance, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3NX

Bicycle-riding theatre company The Handlebards will bring their brilliant all-female version of Romeo and Juliet to our very own Fallowfield Loop cycle route in Manchester as part of a tour to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The Handlebards ‘4 for 400’ season includes four plays each performed by four actors in over 70 venues over the summer. The troupes carry all their costumes, props and sets by bicycle, travelling across the National Cycle Network to reach their shows.

Cycle or walk to the open-air show at Levenshulme along our linear traffic-free path, which runs between Chorlton to Gorton, and bring a picnic and a blanket or portable chair.

There will be three led rides to the event at Levenshulme - from Chorlton at one end of the Fallowfield Loop, Debdale Park at the other end, and Heaton Moor:


Meet at 2.45pm outside the Bar opposite Morrisons, Barlow Moor Rd for an off- road ride along the Fallowfield Loop. Less than 4 miles.

Heaton Moor

Meet at 2.45pm at Heaton Moor Park, Buckingham Rd entrance - please see map. The route is largely off-road on well surfaced tracks, with some quiet side roads. Less than 2 miles.

Abbey Hey

Meet at 3.00pm at the entrance to the Donkey Sanctuary at the end of Green Fold M18 8RJ. Off road ride along the Fallowfield Loop for 2.4 miles.

Email [email protected] or phone 0161 923 6050 to book a place on ride. Some spaces will be available on the day.