Touring troupe leads outdoor arts revival with family fun, greener touring, and a riotous summer of theatre.

Touring theatre troupe The Three Inch Fools have announced their biggest summer yet, with three new productions that will visit over 80 historic and notable locations across the UK, including Glamis Castle.

The Three Inch Fools was founded in 2015 by Cumbrian brothers James and Stephen Hyde with the aim of bringing physically charged and musically driven productions of Shakespeare’s plays to a host of unique and historical locations across the UK.

As theatre recovers from a difficult year and attention turns once again to the outdoors, the Three Inch Fools are expanding their output to bring first-class touring theatre to more people than ever before.

Three Inch Fools Co-Founder and Producer James Hyde said: “After a challenging 12 months, and a brief post-lockdown tour last summer, we knew we had to get back on the road and re-ignite theatre in the open air.  This year we wanted to re-open our summer of theatre with a bang – we have two lively Shakespeare plays full of fun and farce, plus our very first non-Shakespearean production, a calamitous reimagining of legendary folktale Robin Hood, and new sustainability goals to make sure that our work is fit for the future.”

Shakespeare Tour

The Three Inch Fools’ annual Shakespeare tour has become a mainstay of many venues up and down the country, with tens of thousands turning out to their productions each year. This year, the company will be touring two new productions of Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

In Romeo and Juliet, the world’s best-known love story gets the Three Inch Fools treatment, with fast-paced drama, live music-making and many a quick costume change along the way. Audiences can expect a carnival of passion and imagination, befitting an outdoor setting and an atmosphere of summer festivity. Meanwhile, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, mischief, deception and jealousy abound. Presenting one of Shakespeare’s most rip-roaring plays, the Fools will bring chaos and comedy to audiences across the country. A cast of five will between them play over 50 characters using 20 instruments.

Performances at Glamis Castle will take place on 14th July, 21st July and 5th August 2021. 

To find out more, and to secure tickets, please visit the Events section of our website using the below links:

14th July – The Three Inch Fools present Romeo & Juliet

21st July – The Three Inch Fools present The Merry Wives of Windsor

5th August – The Three Inch Fools present Robin Hood

To view the wider spectrum of events taking part at Glamis Castle in 2021, click here.