If you haven't heard of The HandleBards yet, you are in for a treat. As they describe on their website, they are "charmingly chaotic bicycle-powered Shakespeare". A roving company of bards who travel the country (and beyond), bringing a particular type of fun, fast and dare-I-say "furious" theatre that has seen them grow from a band of four "brothers" into a full-blown company with 15 members...and growing.
Listen to Tom Dixon, a founding HandleBard and one of their producers, as he discusses the company's history, vision, views on sustainable theatre, burst tyres and so much more...
Jonathan Ajayi, Sope Dirisu and Anthony Welsh make up the brilliant onstage company of The Brothers Size along with Manuel Pinheiro playing live music while the action takes place. This critically lauded play is on at The Young Vic and has been wowing audiences with it's electrifying performances and cracking script by Oscar-winning film "Moonlight" 's creator, Tarell Alvin McCraney.
This week, we speak to Anthony Welsh, who plays the non-brother in The Brothers Size Elegba, about his journey with this play. It was a play he was completely familiar with, having performed in it 10 years ago and it was interesting to see how he approached it with a decade’s worth of experience under his belt.
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