Win tickets to open air theatre

A SUMMER evening at the Rutland Open Air theatre to see a production by the members of the Stamford Shakespeare Company is a magical experience - and we have two pairs of tickets to give away in our latest fantastic reader competition.

Join the thousands of people who attend the annual open air theatre season in the delightful grounds of the Elizabethan Tolethorpe Hall.

The first two correct entries drawn will each get a voucher worth £25 to exchange for two seats for any Monday to Thursday night performance of any of the plays in the Stamford Shakespeare season, subject to availability. Full details and how to book are on the website: or phone 01780 756133. Just answer the question on the coupon and send it in to the Sleaford Standard, 28 Handley Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TQ by Wednesday June 23.

The company is offering two Shakespeare plays: Henry IV – Part 1, which effortlessly mixes history and comedy - from scenes of royalty to rebel strongholds and rough drinking dens. Troubled times for King Henry - his son, Hal, acts more like a rogue than the Prince of Wales – preferring to have fun with a drunken villain, Sir John Falstaff. But with rumours of rebellion Hal begins a great and compelling transformation. Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s finest comedy is a merry tale of unrequited love, shipwrecked twins, mistaken identity and drunken revels, while the third play is Alexandre Dumas’ Three Musketeers who lead you on adventures against villains such as Cardinal Richelieu and the notorious Milady de Winter. The open air stage is set against a woodland glade, while the 600-seat auditorium is protected from showers by a permanent canopy, so no performance is ever cancelled.