Why this event will go back 800 years to celebrate the anniversary of Richmond Castle

A HISTORIC North Yorkshire town is about to be transported 800 years back by a troupe of local musicians to celebrate a castle’s 950 anniversary.

Richmond 1950 will take place on Sunday July 25 at the town’s Batts, and local musicians will blend medieval music and drama in a tale of Reynard the Fox.

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The story follows a fox who caused trouble by playing tricks on other forest animals and some of them are finally fed up.

The mischievous fox is then tried by the Noble King the Lion for his life. The lawsuit sees three cases being heard against Fox and members of the public will be the jury, and they will render the final verdict.

Business is scheduled to be heard at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and each last about 25 minutes with a short break in between.

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Reynard was the great trickster of the Middle Ages and masks, burlesque and audience interaction should bring a selection of these stories and characters to life with a modern audience.

The Tales of Reynard the Fox are the oldest of European stories and were well known in medieval Richmond.

The show will be free to watch.

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