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mattc

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Handlebards
« on: May 29, 2018, 04:52:17 pm »
Can you guess what this lot do???

https://www.handlebards.com/

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T42

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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 05:06:25 pm »
What a grand idea.  Like the site, too. :thumbsup:
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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 05:07:14 pm »
I saw a male version of the Handlebards a few years back at the London Bespoked. I enjoyed it.
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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 05:15:04 pm »
That's a relief. I had feared it might be a site of cyclists' poetry, perhaps by Matt himself, and some of it might even approach the awfulness of something I would write myself.
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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 06:12:05 pm »
Saw the men last year. Very good. Going to see the women this year. Might see you there...

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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 01:22:04 pm »
I'm sure I remember reading of some touring-by-bike theatre company from down Bath way about thirty-five years ago.
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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 07:08:47 pm »
I can't see the point in running two theatre companies, one all-male, and the other all-female. Normal theatre companies are made of boys and girls working together, aren't they?

Re: Handlebards
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 07:42:25 am »
I was thinking of a screwdriver being wielded in an aggressive manner...
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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 09:08:11 am »
I can't see the point in running two theatre companies, one all-male, and the other all-female. Normal theatre companies are made of boys and girls working together, aren't they?

Well, depends what you call "normal". Back in Shakespeare's day they would have been all men.

They're actors, why not?  I think it could well make for a more enjoyable and potentially thought provoking production.

Re: Handlebards
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 10:53:05 am »
Back in Shakespeare's day they would have been all men.

True. I was thinking about, say, more recent theatrical practices.

Re: Handlebards
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 11:59:43 am »
I was thinking of a screwdriver being wielded in an aggressive manner...

Whilst wearing a frock, perchance?

mattc

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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2018, 08:15:49 am »
So we're booked in to see the Oxford Romeo+Juliet show :)

(rather charmingly, the venue aren't sure if they will perform in the courtyard or indoors. )
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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2018, 11:01:28 pm »
We have seen the boys ( A midsummer Night's Dream) and the girls (As you like it). Both were absolutely brilliant. I'm not a big Shakespeare fan but they were superb - the single sex, small troupe thing is part of the humour.

For the boys, this was on the Frigate Unicorn. Low ceilings, Napoleonic warship. Coopting audience members to make up the numbers (not as bad as it sounds) and stealing the audience's drinks.

The girls we saw in a castle, hosted by the family who live there who obviously know them (even had a pot-luck supper before hand). It is an absolutely over the top, bonkers performance that leaves you in stitches, unless you are an uptight Eng Lit perfectionist.

Can't wait to see them again. Both the plays this year are of the more popular, and should be fantastic.
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mattc

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Re: Handlebards
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 03:13:14 pm »
We saw the Handlebards perform Midsummer's Night Dream at Deene Park in August which was really good. So good in fact that I offered to host them next year at Pitsford Hall. Today I received confirmation that they have put us in for a September date of their 2018 tour of Romeo and Juliet  ;D

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