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 The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle

The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle

Saturday 18 August 2012 11:00am

See the kingdom of La Mancha by Bicycle, and live to tell the tale!

Burn The Curtain, an innovative Devon based outdoor theatre company, create fun and engaging outdoor promenade shows for families and adults of all ages.  This summer they are performing ‘The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle’!

Don Quixote has spent his whole life reading about the heroic exploits of famous Knights in books.  Now, with a little help from his reluctant squire Sancho Panza, and you the audience, he's going to bring those stories to life, whatever the consequences!

Travelling together on bicycles, actors and audiences will experience the colourful and misguided escapades of Don Quixote - self styled Knight of La Mancha.   This exciting piece of interactive family theatre involves actors riding custom designed bikes; tall, wide, beautiful and strange, these are steeds that even a medieval knight might be proud to ride.  As part of the show you too can decorate your cycle, or turn your bike into a horse.

Commissioned by Beaford Arts and funded by Arts Council England, Devon County Council, Exeter Canal and Quay Trust and Exeter City Council, this exciting new show is part of Beaford Arts 2012 programme of events.   In August, a series of performances will take place on the Tarka Trail, starting at Fremington Quay and finishing at Instow.

So bring your own wheels and a sense of adventure!

For further details see below or contact Burn The Curtain here 

Tickets cost £7.50 (Adult) £5 (Child) £22.50 (Family) available online, by calling 01805 603201 or from Fremington Quay Cafe

Location - The show starts at Fremington Quay at 11am and finishes in Instow at 1pm

Performance - Audience will travel by bicycle along a 3 mile stretch of the Tarka Trail

Pre-Show Workshops - 30 minute workshop before the show, making decorations for bikes including shields, flags, horses heads or horses tails

Ages - Suitable for audiences of all ages

Bicycles - All audience members need to bring their own bikes, suitable clothing and helmets

Bicycle Hire - Cycle Hire at Fremington Quay 01271 372586 or 07788 133738 – Book in Advance - 10% discount for anyone with tickets to Don Quixote.

Parking - As shows finish in Instow, we recommend parking at Instow and cycling along the Tarka Trail to Fremington Quay.  You can also come by train to Barnstaple and cycle along the Tarka Trail to Fremington Quay.

Disability - Contact Fiona Fraser-Smith 07900 212747 to discuss suitability for disabled audiences


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