Magical Coppelia comes to The Playhouse

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 September 2012

Coppelia.

Coppelia.

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THE Vienna Festival Ballet returns to The Playhouse with a production of the magical show Coppelia.

Danced to the beautiful music of Leo Delibes, this classical ballet combines humour, triumph and love, all culminating in a flamboyant wedding.

Coppelia is a production which appeals to everyone who appreciates this mode of dance and is wonderful for family audiences who will enjoy the story, colourful costumes and lively characters.

The story surrounds Dr Coppelius, a toy-maker, who has made a beautiful life-like mechanical doll named Coppelia.

He places her in his shop window, where amazed villagers begin to believe she is real.

Dr Coppelius tries to bring Coppelia to life and believes he has succeeded, only to find out that he had been tricked by two of the villagers, Swanhilda and Franz.

The Vienna Festival Ballet company infuse the lively show with old world charm and is one not to be missed. The company - founded by the Australia dancer Peter Mellek - tour for eight months a year, delivering approximately 200 performances across the UK.

Coppelia will be at The Playhouse on October 10 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £8-18.50, are available on 01934 645544 or via www.theplayhouse.co.uk

n The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition simply answer the following question: What is the name of the dance company which presents Coppelia?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number, to: The Coppelia competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on October 5.

Alternatively log on to www.weston mercury.co.uk to enter. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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