The Tempest

Theatre and Physical Theatre
United Kingdom • Australian Premiere

Following their hit European cycle tour in 2019, The HandleBards are bringing their barnstorming all-female production of 'The Tempest' to Adelaide Fringe.

And what's the play about? A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island, inhabited by a magician, sprites and monsters, and where nothing is as it seems... Join The HandleBards as they bring one of Shakespeare's final plays to life with magic, music and plenty of mayhem.


Roisin Brehony

Lucy Green

Tika Mu’tamir

Katie Sherrard

★★★★★ "The best version of The Tempest I have ever seen..."  Broadway Baby.

Praise for previous shows by The HandleBards:

★★★★½ "Blackadder meets Monty Python..."  The Advertiser

★★★★★ "Five stars just don't seem enough..."  The Sunderland Echo

 Relaxed Performances: Thursday 5th & Thursday 12th March

Tactile Tours: Thursday 5th, Tuesday 10th & Thursday 12th March taking place 15 minutes prior to performance (5.05pm)

Presented by: The HandleBards

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts

  • An absolute must-see for Fringe 2020. Shakespearean shenanigans at their theatrical best. You’ll leave with a warm heart and a big smile. - Alison Flett, InDaily