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Arnold Clark ensure smooth ride for The Tempest at Stafford Festival Shakespeare

Producers of Europe’s premier open-air Shakespeare festival, Stafford Festival Shakespeare, have once again teamed up with Europe’s largest independently owned car company, Arnold Clark, in support of this year’s production of The Tempest at Stafford Castle.

2017 will mark 27 years since the inaugural Stafford Festival Shakespeare (SFS) back in 1991, and since then the event has grown to become one of the largest and most popular open-air productions in Europe, attracting thousands of visitors from far and wide.

Much of this success would not have been possible, however, without the support of SFS patrons and sponsors, as Producer Derrick Gask explains:

“It’s wonderful to be able to stage a critically-acclaimed, open-air Shakespeare festival right here in Stafford, which attracts thousands of visitors to the region every year. But not everyone appreciates all the hard work and effort that goes on behind the scenes to make this possible – indeed, constructing a full-scale professional set with undercover, grandstand seating on top of a hill is no easy matter!

“As such, we are externally grateful to all our sponsors who help to make SFS the summer showpiece event that it is. Arnold Clark, in particular, have been brilliant in supporting the complicated logistical operations of SFS for many years now. For example, you may have seen our distribution car around the town recently, which was kindly loaned from their fleet. On behalf of everyone at SFS and Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, we would like to say a big thank you to the Arnold Clark team for their continued support.”

The Tempest will open on Thursday 22nd June and run until Saturday 8th July 2017 at Stafford Castle. Ticket prices start from £13.50 and can be obtained from the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting the www.staffordfestivalshakespeare.com

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