Host: Burn The Curtain
Venue: Temple Newsam Park, Leeds (this is a family friendly event)
Dates & Times:
Friday 9th August (6pm – 8pm)
Saturday 10th August (11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm)
Sunday 11th August (12am – 2pm & 4pm – 6pm).
Tickets: £6 adults, £3.50 children available via Eventbrite page.
See the kingdom of La Mancha by Bicycle, and live to tell the tale! This captivating piece of live theatre on two wheels is summer fun for all the family.
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 in this innovative style of storytelling on two wheels.
The audience will ride around Temple Newsam following Don Quixote and Sancho Panza on their pedalled ‘horsicycles’. This exciting piece of interactive family theatre involves actors riding their custom designed bikes that even a medieval knight would be proud of. As part of the show you too can decorate your cycle, or turn your bike into a horse.
Travelling together on bicycles, actors and audiences will experience the colourful and misguided escapades of Don Quixote – self-styled Knight of La Mancha. The ride lasts around one hour and a half, and is a journey ‘just for the sake of it’ – like the fictional Spaniards in Cervantes’ classic novel.
Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century novel ‘Don Quixote’ is one of the classic texts of Western Literature. It tells the story of an unlikely hero – an impoverished country gentleman who goes mad from reading too much and decides to put the world to rights by becoming the delusional Knight of La Mancha with his companion Sancho Panza, who rides with him on his donkey. Burn the Curtain have adapted the tale in this original and creative piece of storytelling, brought to the North of England for the first time.
Burn the Curtain are a ‘Hands On’ site specific theatre company based in the South West- where audience and performers travel together, work together, and build the performance together. They create performances for the whole family, where you might least expect it, and will most appreciate it.
Parking: Temple Newsam Home Farm car park (free)
Cycle Route from Leeds Bus Station: http://goo.gl/maps/WqxLz
Meeting Point: Temple Newsam Amphitheatre