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Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - a magical comedy of enchanted woods and mischievous mayhem - including runaway lovers, beguiling potions and a rather unfortunate individual who gets turned into a donkey…


The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props and costumes across the UK, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays. The Fools perform Shakespeare in almost any kind of setting - to date, they have performed at castles, cathedrals, historic houses, gardens, churches, market places, village greens, an old fire station, a medieval crypt, a crowded pub and a garlic farm – all the world's a stage! You can’t miss this motley troupe at Lauriston Castle this summer.


Grounds open for picnics from 6pm


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Shakespeare at the Castle

Shakespeare at the Castle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Sun 8 Apr 2018 Spring brings a flurry of activity in the Castle as the staff are busy cleaning. It also brings a lot of gossip about what is going on in the Castle...

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Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle is currently closed. Free entry to the grounds and Mimi's Cafe on site

A 16th century tower house with early 19th century additions set in stunning grounds overlooking the Firth of Forth. More info