Theatre lovers will be able to watch two classic shows outdoors this summer while enjoying some of the borough's best views.

Robin Hood and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will be performed at Margaret Haes Riding Centre.

The perfect setting on Holcombe Hill offers great views and spectators will be able to pack a picnic and bring their own seating and rugs, suitable clothing and sensible shoes.

The venue is wheelchair accessible if booked in advance and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

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Food, tea and coffee and soft drinks will be available.

Classic show Robin Hood will feature tales of camaraderie, good against evil, swashbuckling action and riotous comedy.

It will also feature an archery competition involving the entire audience.

The show will run for one hour and 50 minutes including a 20-minute interval on Friday, August 18 and will start at 6pm with gates opening at 4pm.

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Twelfth Night will promise an evening of "yearning romance, music and sheer joy and all will be performed on a stage inspired by those of the Elizabethan touring troupes".

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It will run for two hours and 20 minutes, including a 20-minute interval on Friday, July 28 and will start at 7pm with gates opening at 5pm.

The shows will be delivered by award-winning company Illyria.

To order tickets for Robin Hood, click here.

To order tickets for Twelfth Night, click here.

Money raised will go towards the riding centre.

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