Burn the Curtain

South West Interactive Promenade Theatre Company

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Eden Sunday audience pictures

Thank you for joining us, especially the young knights, some of whom were rather new to their steeds. We are still looking for Saturday’s!

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East Street Arts – Leeds

We here at Burn the Curtain will be breaking new territory (for us) next week. We take a show to the north of England for the first time. The Adventures of Don Quixote will be taking place in Temple Newsam Park, Leeds.

The show is part of a new arts programme for the city called Julianna’s Bike, which you can learn more about here: http://julianasbike.org.uk/events/the-adventures-of-don-quixote-by-bicycle/  It is run by East Street Arts: http://eaststreetarts.org.uk/

Five shows are scheduled:

Friday 9th August  6pm-8pm

Saturday 10th August  11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm

Sunday 11th August  12am-2pm and 4pm-6pm

Tickets are priced at £6 Adults, £3.50 Under-16. They can be bought online here: http://donquixote-bybike.eventbrite.co.uk/

Bring your own wheels and a sense of adventure!

Don Quixote at Clay Trails

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:


Book tickets, visit:


Look forward to seeing you there.

A brief snippet from France

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:

Brighton Festival Audience Photographs

As promised, here are pictures of the assembled Knights and their squires from our Brighton shows. Thank you for cycling with us!

Saturday 18th May 11am:


Saturday 18th May 3pm:


Sunday 19th May 11am:

Sunday 20th May 3pm:


Keep tilting at those windmills everybody.

The North Devon leg of Don Quixote’s journey starts this weekend in Fremington. There are a few tickets left so if you are planning on coming then be quick! The following shows are SOLD OUT:

Saturday 18th Aug 3pm

Sunday 19th Aug 11am

Tuesday 21st Aug 11am

If you want tickets please visit Beaford Arts Centre’s website http://www.beaford-arts.org.uk/index.php?id=202 or give them a call on 01805 603201. Tickets are also available from Fremington Quay Café.


Forestability Games.

Unfortunately due to the weather we won’t be participating in todays Halfords Tour Series in Torquay.

Fortunately we have Forestability Games to look forward to tomorrow! We’ll be running a bike decoration workshop plus a tiny taster of Don Quixote by Bicycle up at The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Holdon Forest Park. Isca Wheelchair Dancers will also be performing.

Torch Relay and Meat Bingo.

Two busy and eclectic days have just flown by. We attended the Torch Relay events on Exeter Quay Sunday afternoon, weaving a tall bike with the Duke and the conisderbly wider presence of Sancho Panza and Dapple through the crowds.

Then last night, with the help of our friends Meat Bingo, we shot a short promo for The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle. Keep your eyes peeled on here or via our Facebook and Twitter to see it.

Also as an additional follow up to our time at Bikespace Plymouth, here is a link to an article from Monday’s Herald  http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Bikes-horsepower/story-16143174-detail/story.html

Sky Ride

Glorious weather meant that Sky Ride was a great day. We held our bike decoration workshop. Thank you to Kevin, Sylvie (from Cap’n Bikebeard) and Ruth for helping children, and adults, blin their bikes making spokes sparkle in the sun, and adding unique, colourful flags and shields.

It was also the first public outing of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, who rode their faithful steads Rosinante and Dapple around the Hoe and the Sky Ride route.

Thank you to all that came to decoration workshop, hopefully it made your day that little more memorable. Here is a short article from Plymouth’s Herald about the event:



Beaford development weekend No 2

We have returned from an inspiring, busy and tiring weekend at Beaford – thanks again for letting us use your great facilities.

Thank you to all that came along. We enjoyed playing with new performers and seeing the design teams visions. The cast and army of crazy bikes is almost complete. There is much more to do before the summer so keep a close eye on our here as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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