Ballet - win tickets

PUBLISHED: 17:16 02 February 2011

Romeo and Juliett

Romeo and Juliett

Bristol Hippodrome

RUSSIA’S acclaimed ballet company returns to The Bristol Hippodrome following a sensational season in 2010 and the Times has teamed up with the venue to offer readers the chance to win tickets.

Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of the leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth.

The soloists and corps de ballet are superb and never fail to delight audiences with their breathtaking physical ability and dazzling costumes.

Romeo and Juliet will be staged at the venue on February 14 and 15.

The greatest love story ever danced, Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy is brought to life in this brand new production.

Lavish sets and costumes, as well as the dazzling performers of one of Russia’s foremost ballet
companies, evoke Renaissance Verona with all its bitter family feuds, passionate encounters and tragic twists of fate.

Sleeping Beauty will take to the stage the following day for a matinee and evening performance.

Every child’s favourite fairy tale, this is the
classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

Don Quixote will take the stage at The Bristol Hippodrome on February 17 for an evening performance.

No ballet can equal this Russian showpiece of thrilling technique, pure panache and explosive balletic fireworks.

This is the enchanting story of an eccentric, yet noble old gentlemen Don Quixote.

His dreams of a fantasy world full of brave knights and beautiful ladies take us on a chivalrous adventure with his trusty servant.

Love, duels and spectacular choreography combine with a dash of Spanish passion in one of the most beautiful and moving of all ballets.

Last but certainly not least, Swan Lake will be staged at the venue on February 18 and 19.

The greatest romantic ballet of all it is an immortal love story filled with magic, emotion and beauty.

From the opulence and splendour of the magnificent court room to the exhilarating lake scenes where swans play in perfect formation, Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music creates a truly unforgettable experience.

n The Times has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Romeo and Juliet on the evening of February 15.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question:

In what year was the Russian State Ballet of Siberia formed?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: The Bristol Hippodrome competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by February 11. Alternatively, log on to to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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