Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be brought to life in a production combining wit, eccentricity and live music in Durham Market Hall next month.

The Three Inch Fools, a troupe of traveling actors and folk musicians, are presenting their interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of magic, deception, revenge and storms, across the North of England and Scotland, and will be performing for two nights in Café Cenno on the Mezzanine level of Durham Market Hall.  The Tempest will be performed at 7.30pm on Friday 14th August, and Saturday 15th August, 2015.  Tickets, priced at £12.50 or £10 for concessions, are available from and also from Durham Market Hall’s Management Office (Mezzanine level) or by calling 0191 384 6153.

James Hyde, director for The Three Inch Fools, is a former Durham University student commented:
“Whilst on tour, we’ll be performing in locations including several castles and country homes, but only one market hall.  Durham Market Hall will be a wonderfully atmospheric setting, and one that gives us the opportunity for surprise entrances from all around our audience.”
“We’re looking forward to enthralling the Durham audience with this tale of monsters, stormy seas and drunken butlers.  Our production is a pacey version of the play, approached with a healthy dose of wit, and loads of live music.  It’s a truly entertaining take on a Shakespeare favourite.”


Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets, added:
“We’re delighted to be welcoming this touring production of the Tempest, as the Market Hall makes its name as one of Durham’s alternative theatre venues.  This enchanting play, as staged by the Three Inch Fools, is one not to miss.  The Market Hall will once again create a setting different from any other theatre you’ll sit it, and one that adds to the magic of The Tempest.”

During the production interval, refreshments will be available from Café Cenno including ice cream and home-made lemonade.

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