THE ANNUAL Play by the Lake in association with Stroud Rotary Club takes place this weekend.

Jenny Wren Productions presents the Scarlet Pimpernel on Friday and Saturday at Court Lodge, Randwick, GL6 6HH in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Performance 7pm, grounds open at 6pm for picnics. Bring a blanket and chair. Refreshments including wine on sale. Park and ride, follow the signs from Randwick.

It is 1792 and France is deep in the throes of revolution when a hero swoops in from across the Channel to save nobles from the guillotine.

Tickets: £10 adults, £8 concs, £30 for two adults, two concs. Box office is the Everyman, 01242 572573, see You can also buy them from Sawyers Estate Agents.