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.
Details of our shows, in French, is available on a new page – http://wp.me/P1so6S-bm
When we return, we will be posting details of our next English shows.
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.”
We can now reveal a sneak peek of said angel:
Also the review from The Argus:
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 Brighton Festival pedals towards us and the shows are fully booked. If you happen to be wandering around the South Downs, keep your eyes out for some slightly unusual bikes…
Which leads us to a debut tricycle for this year. Once again created by the very talented Ruth Webb, here is a sneak preview picture which was tweeted by The Eden Project on Monday:
It joins the other feathered bikes like Camilla Parker-Rolls the Flamingo, Akkeron the Black Swan. Don’t worry Quixote and Sancho, we can’t forget Rosinanté and Dapple.
Soon we will be revealing more dates and details of other performances this summer.
See you soon
Where he we go once again – The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle rides out for 2013 starting with Brighton Festival. We’ll be performing four shows over Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May.
For details on how to book and location visit the festival’s website (general sale tickets start 8th March):
We look forward to seeing you there and more dates/venues will be added later.
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: