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QUIRKY, FAMILY-FRIENDLY THEATRE AT LEICESTER GUILDHALL

Leicester Time: QUIRKY, FAMILY-FRIENDLY THEATRE AT LEICESTER GUILDHALL

Shakespeare and King Richard III will be in the spotlight this month, with quirky, family-friendly theatrical performances at Leicester’s historic Guildhall.

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 21), bike-based theatre group the Handlebards return to Leicester for a performance of Twelfth Night. The HandleBards are a touring Shakespeare company with a difference – they cycle around Britain performing Shakespeare, carrying all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes. The result is an extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic, and environmentally sustainable show!

Leicester Time: QUIRKY, FAMILY-FRIENDLY THEATRE AT LEICESTER GUILDHALL
Picture: Leicester City Council

Tickets costs £16 and the show starts at 7pm, with doors open from 6pm. To book, call the box office on 0116 253 2569.

On Sunday 24 July, Tell Tale Theatre presents Uncle Richard, a re-telling of the King Richard III story from a different perspective.

This family-friendly performance (pictured) is set in 1502, when an 11-year-old Henry VII begins to learn about his ancestors. He finds that no two stories about his mother’s uncle, Uncle Richard, are ever the same. 

Originally commissioned for Leicester Museums to mark the reinterment of King Richard III in 2015, Uncle Richard has received critical acclaim and continued to tour historical venues and arts centres from the RSC to the Isle of Wight.

Tickets cost £10/£8 concessions, with a family of four for £30. The performance starts at 2pm. To book, call 0116 253 2569.

Find out more about events, activities and performances at Leicester’s museums and book online at leicestermuseums.org/whats-on

Leicester Time: QUIRKY, FAMILY-FRIENDLY THEATRE AT LEICESTER GUILDHALL