Win tickets to the ballet at The Hippodrome

TWO sparkling ballets will take place at The Bristol Hippodrome later this month

TWO sparkling ballets will take place at The Bristol Hippodrome later this month.The renowned English National Ballet will present the world premiere of The Snow Queen and Derek Deane's Swan Lake.The Snow Queen, based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale, is a touching, gothic tale of young friends, Kay and Gerda. Kay catches slivers of the Snow Queen's shattered magic mirror in his eye and in his heart, and his character begins to change.As Kay is spirited away to the Snow Queen's palace, eternal winter descends on the village and Gerda searches the world over to find her friend.Performances of the Snow Queen will take place from October 17-21. One of the best loved ballets of all time, Swan Lake will be staged from October 24-27. It tells the story of Prince Siegfried's powerful love for the Swan Queen, Odette, and their battle against the evil magician, Rothbart.Featuring lavish costumes and stunning scenery, Tchaikovsky's beautiful music and spectacular choreography captures the full range of human emotions.Tickets, priced from £6, are available from the Ticketmaster on 0870 164 8800 or visit www.bristolhippodrome.org.ukThe Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Bristol Hippodrome to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see one of the shows. To stand a chance of winning one pair of top price tickets to see the performance of the Snow Queen on October 18 at 7.30pm or one pair of top price tickets to see a performance of Swan Lake on October 24 at 7.30pm please answer the following question: What is the name of the prince in Swan Lake?* Closes: 9am on October 11. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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