Competition: WIN tickets to see Orlando

Stevie Mackenzie-Smith

Orlando opens at The Royal Exchange in February – it’s set to be a sell out show and we’re giving away two tickets.

2014 sees the Royal Exchange’s programme book-ended with two gender transcending performances; and if Maxine Peake’s performance as Hamlet is the Autumn highlight, then kicking off the year with an classically androgynous epic seems good place to start.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, a tale that gloriously spans four centuries and transcends gender, opens at the Royal Exchange in February. Based on Woolf’s relationship with Vita Sackville-West, the semi-autobiographical novel was famously named “the longest and most charming love letter in history” by Sackville-West’s own son.

After the success of last year’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird, director Max Webster returns to the Royal Exchange, overseeing writer Sarah Ruhl’s adadption with actor Suranne Jones in the eponymous role. This production is one of our cultural calendar picks for the year ahead, with “don’t miss” scribbled in the margin on our version.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is fill in the form below. The winner will be picked at random at 10am on Thursday 13 February.


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, Godspeed and associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing date: 10am, Thursday 13 February.

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