A WINCHESTER theatre will host its first outdoor show in over 21 years this summer and is looking for volunteers to lend a hand.

The Chesil Theatre’s open-air production of Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers is a chance for Winchester residents to get involved with one of the oldest drama societies in the country.

The director, Martin Humphrey, said: “We are very excited to be staging our 300th production since 1966 in the historic gardens of Wolvesey Palace. It is a great opportunity for us. To make it even more special we want to involve as many people as possible in all aspects of the production from outside of our usual Chesil membership.

“In particular, we are looking for lots of volunteers to join our front-of-house, backstage and costume-making teams as well as more actors to audition for parts.

“To find out how to get involved we are welcoming newcomers along to a Three Musketeers information evening on Friday February 28, at 7.45pm at the Chesil Theatre. This is a chance for the people of Winchester to get involved with one of the city’s finest cultural gems.”

Performances of The Three Musketeers will take place in the gardens of Wolvesey Palace on July 8–12.

Tickets are available online at chesiltheatre.org.uk or by calling 0333 666 3366.