As You Like It
presented by The Three Inch Fools
DATE: 28 July & 30 July 2023.
PRICE: £16.50 – adult, £12.00 – child. More options available.
WHERE: The Holburne Museum, Bath, BA2 4DB.
– Hastings Independent Press
About this event
The Three Inch Fools are back and rushed off their feet performing one of Shakespeare’s most chaotic
comedies. With musical instruments in hand, our hapless troupe of actors hit the road with a production of
endless costume changes and confusion.
Join us as The Fools take on Shakespeare’s 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, we present three exhausted actors trying to pull off this
impossible feat. As Shakespeare so famously said: love is merely a madness, and so is this production.
★★★★★ – “So entertaining…laugh-out-loud funny”
★★★★★ – “One of the best Shakespeare plays I’ll ever watch” – The Bristol Post
★★★★★ – “The ultimate British theatrical experience” – Hastings Independent Press
Bring your own blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs and join us on our outdoor adventure at some of the
most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK. Come prepared for the weather – the performance will
continue come rain come shine!
The Three Inch Fools are an innovative touring theatre company acclaimed for their fast-paced and musically driven approach to theatre.
They have built a reputation for staging bold and vibrant productions – a fast-paced, musically-driven style, using all sorts of instruments, plenty of multi-roling and many a quick costume change along the way.
This summer The Fools will perform come rain come shine in the great British outdoors at over 80 different venues across the UK – castles, gardens, stately homes, historic barns, National Trust properties, village greens, churches, cathedrals, museums, arts centres, and even a royal residence or two (indeed any place where five actors and an audience can fit!). The Three Inch Fools are in their ninth year of touring, having so far performed at over 170 venues and to almost 100,000 audience members.
The Garden Theatre Festival is Bath’s only purpose-built open-air theatre festival, running from the 21st of July – the 7th of August 2023.
Taking place in the magical gardens of the Holburne Museum, expect two weeks of superb performances from nationally renowned companies, in our beautiful, open-air thrust stage space, with something for all of the family to enjoy.