The HandleBards perform Twelfth Night

The HandleBards perform Twelfth Night

The HandleBards, all-male and all-female troupes of actors, cycle from show to show with all their props (some bike related), the set and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Usual venues include castles, country houses, boats, museums, parks and gardens.

Currently touring internationally, over 300 Tanglin students in Years 8 and 10-13, were treated to an eccentric and highly energetic performance of Twelfth Night in our black box theatre - The Moot!

There were laughs, cheers and claps as students and staff were 'encouraged' to participate in the frantic, chaotic and very funny play.

In addition to performing, the actors hosted workshops with Sixth Form students. Focussing on Laban Movement (helping students to discover ways to physicalise character) and Shakespearean language, the workshops provided a fun and accessible way for students to learn how they can both physically and emotionally identify and play characters who are different from themselves.

On the visit, Mark from The HandleBards said: "We aim to make students' experience of Shakespeare in performance fun, and enjoy sharing our tips on multi-rolling, remembering lines, and developing a play. Seeing the students engage with a Shakespeare play is one of my favourite things about performing in schools."

Thank you to the TTS Foundation for supporting this event.