Win tickets to see the Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala show

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show

THE British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will get audiences into the festive mood at The Playhouse, Weston, on December 8, when it performs its acclaimed Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala show.Re-creating the nostalgia and romance of the Viennese festive season, the show introduces the audience to a by-gone age of glamour and Strauss waltzes. The performance comprises highlights from some of the great operettas of Strauss, Kalman and Lehar, including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and The Student Prince.In addition to sparkling Strauss waltzes and Viennese favourites such as The Blue Danube, The Thunder and Lightning Polka, The Emperor Waltz, and The Tritsch Tratsch Polka, the programme has a distinctive Christmas feel.Audiences can enjoy and join in with the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra as it performs traditional favourites such as White Christmas, Jingle Bells and Silent Night. The evening also features a selection of Christmas readings and stories.Soloists from major British opera companies star in the show, which has received rave reviews and delighted audiences all over the country.Tickets, priced £10-£16.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky reader the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see the show.To enter, please answer the following question: Which orchestra will get audiences into the festive mood on December 8?* Closes: 9am on November 30. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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