The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Three Inch Fools

Mon 30 Aug 8pm The Loggia


We are delighted to welcome The Three Inch Fools back to Hever Festival following last years’ great success with the fabulously playful Romeo and Juliet. This year the company are stepping back into the great outdoors with five actors, all manner of musical instruments and an all-new inventive take on Shakespeare’s raucous comedy The Merry Wives Of Windsor.

Prepare for an evening of mischief and hilarity, as The Fools present this rip-roaring Shakespearean comedy on The Loggia, in the Italian Gardens overlooking the magnificent Hever lake. 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!

The Three Inch Fools specialise in bringing Shakespeare to life in innovative and unexpected ways, through bold story-telling and innovative sound-worlds. Their imaginative style is certain to delight and surprise those already familiar with the bard’s plays, and to call out to those who have yet to discover them.

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

★★★★★ ‘The ultimate British theatrical experience’ Hastings Independent PressBring

Tickets £20

Friends & Castle Members £18

Discounted Theatre and Gardens ticket £31.70 Adults £26.95 Child

Pre-theatre suppers can be reserved with your ticket purchase.

Enter via the Lake View car park and make your way past the lake, through the Rose Garden into the Italian Gardens. Social distancing measures are in place, you can choose where to sit along as you abide by them. Don’t miss an inch of the captivating view of The Loggia and the mesmerising lake beyond while you picnic. You are welcome to bring chairs, picnic tables, beanbags, blankets, whatever makes you comfortable without blocking the view of those around you in this uncovered setting. It is the perfect relaxed environment to enjoy our performances with a view!

Do bring umbrellas if necessary, gazebos are not permitted.