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Win tickets to see Dandy Dick at Opera House, Manchester!
10:20am Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Win!
A brand-new production of a hilarious 19th Century “rarely seen treasure’ – Dandy Dick - starring Patricia Hodge and Nicholas Le Provost is under starter’s orders at the Opera House Manchester from Monday 27 to Saturday 31 August, 2012. We have teamed up with the Opera House, Manchester to promote their competition to give three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the 7.30pm performance on Tuesday 28th August, 2012.
Written in Brighton in 1887, Dandy Dick tells the hilarious story of the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd, a pillar of Victorian respectability, who preaches regularly against the evils of horseracing and gambling. However, a visit from his tearaway sister, Georgiana, leads him to risk all at the races, much against his better judgement. Mayhem ensues, with romantic intrigue, mistaken identity and a runaway horse.
Olivier Award-winner Patricia Hodge, whose career spans film (Betrayal, Behind Enemy Lines), theatre (Noises Off, Calendar Girls) and television (a BAFTA nomination for Hotel du Lac, The Falklands Play and Miranda), will play Georgiana.
Nicholas Le Prevost, whose distinguished stage career includes many productions at the National Theatre, including My Fair Lady, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award, and, most recently, The Misanthrope with Keira Knightley in the West End, will star as the Dean.
Michael Cochrane (Sharpe, Downton Abbey) plays Sir Tristam Mardon.
This classic British comedy saw its last major production in 1987 in a national tour starring Sir Anthony Quayle and Margaret Courtenay, and the play last appeared in the West End in 1973 starring Alastair Sim and Patricia Routledge.
HOW TO WIN!
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question and email us (click here) your answer, together with your name, address and daytime contact telephone number (please mark Dandy Dick Competition in your subject line). Alternatively, you can post your entries to Dandy Dick Competition, Newspaper Promotions, 23a Hardshaw Street, St Helens, WA10 1RT. Closing date is August 6, 2012. Usual Newsquest rules apply click here for full list.
Question: Dandy Dick was written in 1887, but in which town was it written?
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The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Employees of Newsquest Northwest, their families and anyone connected with this competition are not eligible to enter. Winners will be notified by email wherever possible and Newsquest Northwest takes no responsibility for unread emails which leads to prizes being untaken. In the unlikely event that a prize event is cancelled, no further prize will be given and there will be no cash alternative. The Opera House, Manchester may wish to contact you with further information, which may be of interest to you. Should you not wish to receive such information, please mark NO DATA on your entry.
- Listing information: DANDY DICK by Arthur Wing Pinero. Adapted and directed by Christopher Luscombe. Starring Patricia Hodge and Nicholas Le Prevost. Monday 27 – Saturday 31 August, 2012. Performances: Tue-Sat eves 7.30pm. Wed, Thur & Sat mats 2.30pm. Tickets: £10 - £32, Opera House, Quay St, Manchester, 0844 871 3018. www.atgtickets.com/manchester
1. Tickets can be collected at the box office at the theatre on the evening from 6.30pm, they must give their name, and the media won from
2. Extra tickets are not permitted, but can be purchased at the box office.
3. Seating – which can be in all areas of the auditorium - cannot be changed on the night
4. The marketing office doesn't have access to seating for mobility impaired winners, but given at least 48 hours notice and subject to availability we will endeavour to reseat winners.
5. The marketing office at the theatre does not contact winners with collection details.
6. The theatre cannot be held responsible for them arriving on the wrong date, time or venue. Replacement tickets will not be offered and correspondence will not be entered into.
7. No cash alternative.