HIFA 1-6 May

Romeo and Juliet

Theatre • Tickets: $15.00

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling Theater Company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedaled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand - and, in usual HandleBards style; expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.


Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe in the beautiful Handlebards Glade for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before!


Romeo and Juliet fall in love at a party, despite the fact that both their families hate each other. They know that they will never be allowed to marry in public, so they elope, and with the help of Friar Laurence, marry in secret instead.


Unfortunately, before their wedding night Romeo kills Juliet's cousin in a duel, and in the morning he is forced to leave her. If he ever returns to the city, he will be put to death.


Juliet's parents have told her that she must marry Count Paris, but they do not know that she is already married. At first she refuses, but later agrees because she plans to fake her death and escape to be with Romeo forever; again with the help of Friar Laurence.

Friar Laurence designs the plan and gives Juliet a sleeping potion that will ensure she appears lifeless. He fails however, to enlighten Romeo as to the plan’s design. So Romeo then does what all good lovers would…




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