WIN! Tickets to Hodsock show

After the success of last year’s inaugural outdoor theatre performances, the programme at the picturesque Hodsock Priory in Blyth, is promising to be just as spectacular this year.

Two classic children’s stories, King Arthur and The Sword in the Stone and Peter Rabbit from The Tales of Beatrix Potter, are brought to life in the gardens of the priory and the hugely talented Carl Taylor will bring Pavarotti to the Priory in a musical extravaganza.

And the Guardian has a family ticket to King Arthur and The Sword in the Stone to give away to one lucky reader.

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“Last year’s theatre events were a resounding success and we are delighted to be hosting such fantastic shows once again,” said Lindsay Jones, events manager at Hodsock Priory.

“The gardens of the Priory came to life with families enjoying picnics whilst being entertained by talented professionals – they were memorable occasions.”

The programme starts on Sunday 8th July with The Sword in the Stone, with Peter Rabbit from The Tales of Beatrix Potter on Sunday 2nd September.

Sunday 9th September sees a spectacle of music and voice with Carl ‘Pavarotti’ Taylor being joined by international soprano Deborah Norman, Junction 33 Dance Band, Mount St Mary’s Jazz Band and BeVox.

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“The events, which are suitable for all the family, offer a diverse appeal, attracting audiences of young and old alike. In this special year for Britain why not enjoy a summer occasion which will give you lasting happy memories” she said.

Gates open at 1pm for theatre events with the performances commencing at 3pm. And, for any budding actors or actresses, there is a theatre workshop at 1.30pm for The Sword in the Stone. Pavarotti at the Priory starts at 3pm with gates opening at 12.30pm. Full bar and refreshments will be available throughout the concert.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question. When is King Arthur and The Sword in the Stone taking place?

Mark your answer ‘Hodsock Priory competition’ and email your entry to [email protected] or send it by post to The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2AY.

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The closing date for entries is Thursday 5th July and winners will be contacted by telephone so do not forget to include a daytime contact number. Normal Guardian competition rules apply.

For further information, prices and tickets visit or call 01909 591204.