The Handlebards presents As You Like It by William Shakespeare

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5th September 2017 @ 19:30 Europe/London Timezone
Thames Tunnle Shaft (Brunel Museum)
Railway Ave
London SE16
£17 / £15 / £12
Pop-up Opera


The Handlebards presents As You Like It by Shakespeare

As You Like It by William Shakespeare (& Handlebards)

Join The Handlebards Theatre company  in the historic Thames Tunnel Underground Shaft for an extra-special bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ like no other.

And what’s the play about? Well – Rosalind and Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity.

In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

Notes on Performance

Doors open on Tuesday 5th September at 7pm, and there is a bar available onsite. Unlike a lot of our performances, this performance will be taking place indoors with unreserved seating. The air within the shaft is cool, so please dress warmly.

Tickets  conditions

  • Tickets available here are unfortunately non-changeable and non-refundable.
  • Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day at the venue, for £17 each.
  • All prices are inclusive of VAT.
  • A £1 booking fee per paid ticket will be added to your total by the merchant. This fee does not apply to complimentary ‘Under 16’ tickets.
  Tickets available here

Richard Davenport Cosi fan Tutte at Brunel Museum

The venue: The Thames Tunnel Shaft

The company’s favourite venues to perform in, this atmospheric, underground tunnel shaft is one of our most popular events each season for a totally unique experience! With the added treat of being able to drink delicious cocktails and toast marshmallows round the fire afterwards in the beautiful Midnight Apothecary Cocktail Garden, on site.

Part of the fascinating Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, this place is like an extraordinary underground cathedral. The performance area is an incredible cylindrical shaft built by Brunel as pedestrian entrance to the Thames Tunnel. This is a unique and atmospheric show. New improved access by ramp and full height doorway gives to a staircase down to the lower chamber. A viewing platform high inside the shaft offers balcony seating for a limited number of people: priority given to those with impaired mobility or using a wheelchair. Serving delicious cocktails before the performance and during the interval in the museum’s Midnight Apothecary Garden. Not to be missed! Please note, this venue is underground and the temperature may be cool, so bring a sweater.

Facilities at this venue include:

  • Toilets in the main museum
  • Museum
  • Cafe & Midnight Apothecary pop up bar

Please note that the temperature in the tunnel shaft may be cool, so bring some warm clothes. If you have a problem with stairs please let the company know and they can book you seats in the high level viewing platform.



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