Young actor Ben Crick in TV final of Shakespeare contest

A YOUNG actor was one of nine teenagers to appear on national television in the final of a Shakespeare competition.

Ben Crick, 15, from Primrose Way, Stamford, took part in the Off By Heart Shakespeare contest, the final of which was shown on BBC2 last Saturday.

The Stamford Schoolboy did not make the final three, but took away valuable experience from the coaching he received for the final.

Ben said: “I can’t really pinpoint one thing I have learned but I really enjoyed the experience and there is a lot I know about Shakespeare that I didn’t know before.

“I was chosen out of 2,500 so I’m still pretty chuffed to have got that far.”