Get on your bike for big adventure

Cast members of Don Quixote, Matthew Lawrenson and Lizzy Humber, take to Briggate on character bicycles
Cast members of Don Quixote, Matthew Lawrenson and Lizzy Humber, take to Briggate on character bicycles
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Little adventurers can set out on a pedal powered quest alongside one of literatures most famous heroes this weekend.

Theatre company Burn the Curtain will bring their spectacular production The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle to Temple Newsam.

The fantasy-fuelled performance sees actors take to their specially-made “horsicycles”, inviting youngsters to come along for the ride on their own bikes as performers tell the tale of Don Quixote and his reluctant squire Sancho Panza.

Burn the Curtain’s Joe Hancock has already taken the production to various locations around the UK.

He told the YEP: “This is one of those things where the children really bring it to life, especially if it’s a child who has just learned to ride their first bike. Because it’s such a huge book, we condense it down a bit and the children can ride along with us around Temple Newsam and hear the story.”

The family-friendly event has come to Leeds as part of Juliana’s Bike, a celebration of art and cycling in Leeds organised by East Street Arts in the run-up to next year’s Tour de France Grand Depart.

The ride lasts around one hour and a half at takes place this evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Joe added: “We’ve been here all week and it’s great to be at a place like Temple Newsam and see so many people using the park as their own. It’s a good opportunity to take a performance out and about to that level rather than having it in a theatre.”

The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle is at Temple Newsam Park on Aug 9 from 6-8pm, then Sat 10 from 11am-1pm and 3-5pm then finally on Sun 11 at 12-2pm and 4-6pm

Tickets are priced £6 adults and £3.50 children. To book, visit www.donquixote-bybike.eventbrite.co.uk For more details visit on Juliana’s Bike visit julianasbike.org.uk

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