Great group visits to Stamford Shakespeare Company

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Great group visits to Stamford Shakespeare Company

Rutland Open Air Theatre at Tolethorpe Hall

Throughout summer (6 June – 26 August) the Stamford Shakespeare Company presents an annual season of plays. 

Described by The Sunday Times as “One of the finest things to do this summer” and The Stage as “One of England’s premier alfresco theatre venues” it really is an experience not to be missed. This summer the Company are proud to present four fantastic plays:

Shakespeare’s marvellous morality play Measure For Measure is relocated to the glamorous world of Vienna in the early 1900s, where the upper classes danced to the music of Strauss while the Habsburg Empire crumbled.


As You Like It sees lovers Rosalind and Orlando Forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. Entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust, and mistaken identity, will love conquer all, or is it merely a summer madness?

The Lady in the Van is a wonderfully bittersweet play based on the mostly true story of Alan Bennett’s encounters with Miss Mary Shepherd. Bennett kindly told Miss Shepherd she could park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home “for three months”. She ended up staying 15 years.

Blue Stockings is the story of four young women’s fight for the right to graduate. TYD Theatre Makers breathe pace and passion into this moving, comical and eye-opening story by Jessica Swale.

The theatre is situated in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall, just two miles from Stamford, where last summer over 32,000 people experienced the magic of a visit to this unique venue. Enjoy a picnic in the glorious grounds, then take your seat, protected from summer showers, and see a stage like no other.

Box office (01780) 917240


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