Win Nutcracker seats

Vienna festival ballet - nutcracker
Vienna festival ballet - nutcracker
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Duke’s Diary has a family ticket to be won for the Vienna Festival Ballet production of The Nutcracker at Blackpool Opera House on Friday, October 28.

Choreographed by Sheila Styles from Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, the enchanting tale is one of the world’s best-loved ballets and centres around Clara and her nutcracker doll, which magically transforms into a princely soldier.

Their adventures see the Prince and Clara combat the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy for a trip to a Kingdom made entirely of sweets.

The Vienna Festival Ballet’s founder, experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director, Peter Mallek, has hand picked a group of young, international talented dancers, giving each performance vivacity, energy and freshness.

Now in its 32nd year, the company continues to perform great classical ballets all over the world. Returning by popular demand following several successful productions including Cinderella earlier this year, Vienna Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a treat for all ballet fans.

The performance also offer an ideal opportunity to introduce children to the art and skills of ballet.

To be in with a chance of winning a family ticket (two adults, two children) to see the performance just correctly answer the following question:

Who wrote The Nutcracker?

(a) Puccini (b) Bizet (c) Tchaikovsky

Write your answer on a postcard or the back of a sealed envelope and send to Ballet Competition, Duke’s Diary, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 2DP together with your address, a daytime telephone number and, if possible, an e-mail address.

Entries by Monday, October 17. Normal Gazette rules apply.