a musical approach to performing Shakespeare


The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors equipped with all manner of musical instruments, performing our highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays.

Over the last four years we have performed at over 100 different venues, to almost 35,000 audience members. We have built a reputation for staging innovative and vibrant productions - a fast-paced, musically-driven style, using all sorts of different instruments, plenty of multi-roling and many a quick costume change along the way!

We perform Shakespeare in almost any kind of setting, both indoors and outdoors, and in all sorts of places. To date, we have performed Shakespeare at some of the UK's most stunning castles, stately homes and historic barns, National Trust and English Heritage properties, village greens, churches, cathedrals, market places, an old fire station, a medieval crypt, a garlic farm, a royal residence and even a seaside pier - all the world's a stage!

This year we are touring the UK with our exciting new productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet - take a look at our touring dates here.

our 2018 season finale

Hamlet at Eastbury Manor House

Shakespeare's most iconic play staged in a unique Elizabethan setting. Join us on 9 & 10 November for a very special performance of Hamlet in the magnificent East Chamber at Eastbury Manor House, our East London home...

More info here