Ticket giveaway to Celebrate 25 years of Shakespeare at the Castle


Stafford Gatehouse Theatre is preparing for the 25th edition of the annual Stafford Festival Shakespeare, which will see one of the Bard’s wittiest comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, staged at the historic Stafford Castle. The production will run from June 25 to July 11, 2015. To celebrate the occasion, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre is giving away ten pairs of tickets for the best memories about the Shakespeare Festival and the theatre itself.

Stafford Festival Shakespeare is one of the UK’s leading open air theatrical productions. Set under the stars at Stafford Castle and performed in a purpose built auditorium seating 1,000 against the striking backdrop of the Stafford Castle ruins, Stafford Festival Shakespeare boasts some of the UK’s highest production values and has achieved national critical acclaim.

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre is asking festival goers to share memories of the Shakespeare Festival on its Twitter page, @Staff_Gatehouse or by posting them on its Facebook page using the hash tag #Shakespeare25. Memories can include photographs or laugh out loud moments related to the theatre and the Shakespeare Festival.

The top ten best memories will win a pair of free tickets to this year’s festival. The winners will be announced on June 15 on the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre Twitter page and will be asked to contact the theatre to claim their prize.

“For us, Stafford Festival Shakespeare is a big highlight of the year and a real showcase of local and national talent,”

explains Emma Hogan, press and marketing officer of Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.

“What we’d like to find out with our latest competition is what the festival means to our audience. This year is definitely going to be a special one and we’re inviting everyone to come along. Make a day of it, bring your family, maybe even bring a picnic!”

Tickets for the festival can be purchased from the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre’s box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting the theatre’s website on www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk.

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