We are excited to be performing in Cornwall once again – our last show was Alice at Antony House back in 2010!
Don Quixote by Bicycle will be riding into the county and performing at the Clay Trails, across two weekends, first of which starts Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.
Quixote and Sancho will be riding along the Eden to Wheal Martyn trail. For more information on the show, see Don Quixote’s designated page from the menu above. For information on the Clay Trails, visit their site:
Burn the Curtain have now fully assimilated back into the UK.
Sadly we only got to do one of the four scheduled shows. This was due to the weather – very high winds meant that it wasn’t practical or particularly safe When a heavy donkey tricycle needs to peddle down a steep hill, it’s usually a sign.
The one show we did do was well received, the hospitality was first class and the region had stunning scenery. Here is brief footage from our time in France:
June 3, 2013 / admin / Comments Off on Don Quixote moves that little bit closer to Spain.
June has arrived. Following our very enjoyable and successful week in Brighton, we are excited to announce our first venture into another country – France!
Over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of June, Don Quixote will be riding alone the beautiful region of Cap Fréhel. This is part of a wider celebration which links South West UK and Brittany’s cycle paths.
After an exhausting and successful week in Brighton, we returned home. Outdoor theatre is never just a case of rocking up and rehearsing. So many people help us deliver the show in each new space. We’d like to thank the following:
Kelly Turnbull (volunteers co-ordinator), Polly Barker, Chris Challis and Pippa Smith of Brighton Festival for making us feel welcome and for bringing us to Brighton.
Devils Dyke pub for a back stage area, which was spacious, dry and warm.
Our volunteers Patrick, Niki, Lorraine, Mark and Carla. Your enthusiasm and commitment was vital to helping make the best show possible.
Charlie and Graham at National Trust and Chris the farmer – for land access/use, parking and much more.
Alison and David Hirst
John and Alexandra Hancock
Malcolm Smale from Sustrans – particularly for riding with us during a very cold and very snowy site visit in January. Plus numerous site visits on his own!
Knights and Squires – for riding with us through the epic landscape. Also the sheer creativity which lead to a variety of horcycles as well as ‘titles’.
It’s official, Burn the Curtain are award winners! We were delighted to hear on Monday that we were the seventh recipient of an Argus Angel award. Here is a short history of it:
“The Argus Angel Awards were introduced in 2007 to award artistic excellence during the Brighton Festival and Brighton Festival Fringe. From theatre and dance to music, live literature and exhibitions – The Argus Angels are presented to artists and performers who truly stand out from the crowd.”
The latest edition of Boneshaker Magazine contains an article about cycling and theatre, which includes ‘The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle’. Here is a link with details on how to get yourself a copy: