Comedy theatre returns to Tolethorpe this summer


Performances of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost will be going on throughout summer at Tolethorpe

Performances of Love's Labour's Lost, described as "Shakespeare's most stylish comedy" will run alongside Humble Boy, penned by Charlotte Jones and inspired by Hamlet. Also showing will be Wilde's famous play The Importance of Being Earnest.

These three shows will run throughout June, July and August, with matinee performances on Saturday afternoons and a handful of Sunday and Monday dates.

Two performances of Dennis Kelly's DNA will also take place, on July 12 and 13.

Tickets for the three main comedies cost £14.50 for Monday to Thursday shows, rising to £16.50 on Fridays and £19.50 on Saturdays and Sundays. Child's tickets are available for matinees and cost £12.50. Preview nights, on June 8 and 9, June 15 and 16, and July 6 and 7, cost £11.50.

The ticket price for DNA is £12 for the evening performance on July 12, and £10 for the matinee performance on July 13.

Book at the Stamford Arts Centre, either in person or online.

The audience can bring their own picnic to enjoy in the gardens of Tolethorpe Hall prior to the performance.

The Stamford Shakespeare Company were greatly impacted by Covid-19, with a predicted loss of around £240,000 of ticket sales.

It was a grant of £240,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund, as well as the Save Your Theatre campaign launched by the theatre group in August 2020, that secured the performances for the summer of 2021 - and hopefully beyond.

Stamford Shakespeare Company was founded in 1968, and has been performing at Tolethorpe Hall since 1977.