You'd be foolish to miss this touring show
LOVERS of outdoor theatre will welcome a touring group back to the dale in June.
The Three Inch Fools are returning to Whorlton this summer with five actors and lots of musical instruments to perform The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Their original 2020 tour had to be cancelled but like the phoenix they rose from the ashes in September and toured a hilarious scaled back Midsummer Nights Dream with three actors.
More than 100 people came to the show on Whorlton village green and they were not disappointed.
Apart from the relief of seeing a live performance after months of restrictions, the audience were so delighted by the show that they are already booking a spot on the green for the 2021 performance.
Organiser Mary Stastny said: “The company typically performs in some of the finest castles around the UK, but I first saw them on Lyddington village green, in Rutland, where our daughter lives.
“That version of Macbeth was so good that I invited them to come and perform on Whorlton village green and they have been coming to Whorlton every year ever since.
“After my many years of being involved with The Castle Players I find it refreshing and inspiring to discover that a thoroughly engaging and entertaining Shakespeare play can be successfully produced with so few actors, a bare minimum of costumes and hardly any scenery at all.”
Those attending the Whorlton show, on Wednesday, June 30, will be able to bring their picnics to eat on the green before the performance begins at 7pm.
For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01833 627419.
The Three Inch Fools are in their seventh year of touring and 2021 sees them undertaking one of their biggest ventures yet.
The Whorlton show is one of more than 100 venues they plan to perform in across the country, come rain come shine, including castles, gardens, stately homes, historic barns, National Trust properties, village greens, churches, cathedrals, museums, arts centres, and even a royal residence or two.