A HISTORIC North Yorkshire town is set to be transported back 800 years by a troupe of local musicians to celebrate a castle's 950 birthday.

Richmond 1950 is set to take place on Sunday July 25 at the Batts in the town, and local musicians are set to mix medieval music with drama in a retelling of the tales of Reynard the Fox.

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The story follows a fox who has been causing trouble by playing tricks on other animals in the forest and some of them have finally had enough

The mischievous fox is then put on trial by King Noble the Lion for his life. The trial sees three cases being heard against the Fox and members of the audience will be the jury, and they will deliver the final verdict.

The cases are to be heard at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and each last around 25 minutes with a short break in between each.

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

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

The performance will be free to watch.


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