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The Three Inch Fools present: Much Ado about Nothing

Shakespeare in the Courtyard
20th Aug 2019

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing - a rip-roaring comedy of quarrels, deceptions and a frustratingly stupid man called Dogberry.

Returning from the battlefield as brave soldiers, Claudio and Benedick find themselves battling feelings of the heart as they are reunited with Hero and Beatrice. A series of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and a scheming brother threatens to sabotage Claudio’s attempts to woo Hero. Meanwhile, Benedick and Beatrice find themselves stubbornly fighting their feelings for one another.


The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays across the UK.


The Fools do Shakespeare differently - a fast-paced, musically-driven style, using all sorts of different instruments, plenty of multi-rolling and many a quick costume change along the way.


Doors open: 6pm

Performance starts: 7pm

Performance ends: 9.30pm


Ticket prices:

Adults (over 16) – £16

Children (11 – 15) - £8

Family (2 adults & 2 children) - £40

Under 10s (free) 


This is an outdoor performance so come prepared! You are welcome to bring your own seating, cushions and blankets with you. Please do not bring umbrellas as they block the view for others, but do bring along waterproof coats and ponchos. 

Picnics are not permitted. All food and drink must be purchased on site.

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