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Rushed off their feet with musical instruments in hand, a hapless troupe of actors is coming to Dean’s Park with endless costume changes, chaotic comedies and confusion.

The Three Inch Fools are bringing their innovative touring theatre company to York Minster’s Dean’s Park this summer for four nights of fast-paced, musically-driven outdoor theatre with performances of legendary folktale Robin Hood and Shakespeare’s most chaotic comedy As You Like It.

Bring your own blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs and join a riotous summer adventure fit for all the family beneath the medieval Minster. Come prepared for the weather – the performances will continue come rain come shine!


Early bird tickets now available! Book before Thursday 6 April to secure your discount: www.threeinchfools.com


Robin Hood

Friday 23 June & Saturday 16 September, 7.30pm

The Three Inch Fools are back with their calamitous take on the legendary folktale, Robin Hood. Our hapless troupe of actors hit the road with a production which can only be described as disastrous.

Beneath the Major Oak, this inept troupe of only three actors gather to tell the story of Britain’s best known folktale. The only problem is: no one can agree how the story ought to go! As each actor battles to tell their own version of the legendary tale, our hero Robin must use every string to his bow to bring his band of merry misfits together.


As You Like It

Sunday 25 June & Friday 15 September, 7.30pm

The Fools take on one of Shakespeare’s most chaotic comedies with a story of rustic revelry in the Forest of Arden. Rosalind and Celia are on the run, Orlando is practising his passionate yet pathetic attempts at poetry, and a cohort of boisterous lords are rubbing shoulders with a company of country bumpkins.

Taking on far too many characters between them, three exhausted actors try to pull off this impossible feat. As Shakespeare so famously said: love is merely a madness, and so is this production.

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