This year's exciting programme of theatre comes to Stroud from September 11th to 13th with 30 companies and a wide range of shows. The brochures are available and tickets are ready for sale. So if you want lively family shows, comedies, thought provoking drama, new takes on classics or even to attend one of the new adult workshops pick up a copy. There are also previews taking place as part of Stroud Free Fringe on August 29th. I'm often asked why put on a theatre festival - the answer is to celebrate theatre in all its forms, to allow new talent to have a platform and to share the rich tapestry that makes up the theatre landscape at an affordable price.