Burrington, Dolton and beyond.

The Bureau were out and about once again over the weekend. We would like to thank the people of Burrington, Dolton and some from further afield for their hospitality and participation in the Bureau of Extraordinance Survey. Also a big thank you to the Devon Wildlife Trust, who have helped us enormously with our research, access to various types of land and experts in their field (literally). The show is but one part of spreading the word about Nature Improvement Areas, more of which here:


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Out and about.

It’s been a little while since our last post. We have spent the last week in research and development for our next show – The Bureau of Extraordinance Survey. Taking in a few strolls around the North Devon villages of Shebbear and Buckland Brewer, we have some images we’d like to share with you. Sneaky peeks of things to come?

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Photos taken by Ruth Webb

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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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Leeds Audience Pics

Thank you to all that joined us on Don Quixote’s adventures. Here are pictures of our lovely audiences:

Friday 6pm


Saturday 11am


Saturday 3pm


Sunday 12pm


Sunday 4pm

Leeds sunday eve

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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!

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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.

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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:

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