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First cycling theatre company to perform Romeo and Juliet at Bell House

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe on 8th September at Bell House, Dulwich for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before! And what’s the play about? Well – Romeo and Juliet fall in love, despite the fact that both their families hate each other. Hilarity ensues… Well, sort of. To date, ​The HandleBards have pedalled over 8,000 miles​ and performed to over 90,000 people, across 12 countries and 3 continents. The company engage local communities at their shows, partnering with environmentally-minded businesses and inviting local musicians to play at their shows. This year, they are partnering with ​British bicycle manufacturer …

Dulwich Opera Company present their debut production, Puccini’s La Bohème

Dulwich Opera Company are bringing opera’s greatest love story to Dulwich on Saturday 18th April. This young and vibrant company have devised a brand new production of Puccini’s classic tale especially for the stunning, renovated interior of All Saints Church, West Dulwich. Featuring a cast of young professional singers making role debuts, this production presents an updated yet traditional take on the story of love and tragic loss in the lives of four young friends. Set to some of Puccini’s most glorious music performed in the original Italian with English surtitles, and with piano accompaniment. The creative team is headed by Music Director, Kelvin Lim, Director, Joanne Boniface, and Designer, Nina Dunn. Between them, they bring a great deal of experience to the production, having worked for many of the major opera companies here in the UK and abroad. Premièred in 1896, Puccini’s La Bohème remains one of the most loved and performed of all operas around the world, and includes famous arias “Mi chiamano Mimí” and “Che gelida manina”. Based on Henri Murger’s novel …