Win tickets to Sleeping Beauty

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

ONE of the best-loved family fairytales will be performed at The Playhouse by the acclaimed Moscow Ballet La Classique.Set in a magical world the tale of Sleeping Beauty will be staged on October 28.It tells the story of young Princess Aurora, whose christening is gatecrashed by a Wicked Fairy. Upset at not being invited to the party, she casts a spell on the youngster which means she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel, and die, on her 16th birthday.The good fairies can only alter the spell to ensure the princess would sleep for 100 years, so the king orders the destruction of all spinning wheels to prevent the accident. The Moscow Ballet of Classical Choreography 'La Classique' was founded in 1990, utilising ballet dancers from the leading theatres of Bolshoi, Kirov, Kiev and Odessa.The company recently thrilled ballet lovers during its hugely successful tours of North Africa, Europe and the Far East, gaining international acclaim.Featuring spectacular costumes, stunning choreography and Tchaikovsky's powerful score, this show will appeal to a wide audience.The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £17.50 for adults and £10 for children, are available from the box office on 01934 645544. * The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see the show. To enter, please answer the following question: According to the spell, on which birthday will Princess Aurora prick her finger and die? * Closes: 9 am on October 23. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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