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Outdoor Shakespeare. Merry Wives of Windsor CANCELLED @ Heywood House
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

three inch fools performingMusic, humour, movement and a whole lot of drama – this is one massive, fast-paced Shakespearean adventure in the great British outdoors.

A first for Westbury Festival as we bring an outside Shakespeare event to Westbury.

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s raucous comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor.

In this mischievous play, jealousy, disguise and seduction lead to hilarious and unexpected results.

This summer, The Three Inch Fools will bring their brand new production of The Merry Wives of Windsor into the great outdoors so prepare for a carnival of passion and imagination as the Fools and Westbury Festival present this rip-roaring Shakespearean comedy at Heywood House.

This Shakespearean classic will be getting the full Three Inch Fools treatment: live music-making, deft physicality and vibrant story-telling. Expect fast-paced drama, plenty of musical instruments and many a quick costume change along the way!


In the bustling village of Windsor, mischief is in the air. The ageing and arrogant Sir John Falstaff has fallen for two married women – Mistress Page and Mistress Ford.  In a desperate bid to woo them, he turns to quill and ink and sends them both the most flattering of letters. Shocked at his boldness and repelled by his advances, the pair nonetheless decide to make some mischief of their own. Meanwhile, Mistress Page’s daughter Anne is torn between marrying the man she loves, and the two suitors that her parents have lined up for her. Disguises, deception and trickery soon engulf the village of Windsor… and chaos naturally ensues!

This highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare is not to be missed. This is the sixth year The Three Inch Fools have been on the road performing at over 150 different venues across the UK to almost 50,000 audience members.  The troupe of five actors take on two Shakespeare plays each year, playing between them over 40 different roles and play more than 20 different musical instruments.

Stunning, authentic, original and downright bloody awesome!  audience member

One of the best Shakespeare’s plays I’ll ever watch  The Bristol Post


The play goes on, whatever the weather… but their best stat about the weather is that over the past three years (250 shows), they’ve only been rained on 27 times!

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