WIN: Tickets to see La Fille Mal Gardée at the Bristol Hippodrome

PUBLISHED: 18:00 17 June 2018 | UPDATED: 07:32 18 June 2018

lisha Willis as Lise and Jamie Bond as Colas. Photo: Bill Cooper

lisha Willis as Lise and Jamie Bond as Colas. Photo: Bill Cooper

Bill Cooper

A mother and daughter go head-to-head in a battle of wills in the newest Hippodrome ballet – and the Times is offering readers a chance to see the drama unfold for free.

The Birmingham Royal Ballet hope to captivate audiences with their witty and wonderful rendition of Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardée.

The charming ballet has become a hit with audience members of all ages since Ashton penned the story in 1960.

La Fill Mal Gardée is inspired by the author’s love of the English countryside and features some of his most virtuoso and energetic choreography as well as elements of traditional dancing.

Principal dancer Lise must choose between a loaded country bumpkin or a penniless, hunky farmhand as her new husband.

While it seems like an easy decision for the young girl her mother has other ideas and sparks fly between the two generations of women.

Company director David Bintley said: “La Fille Mal Gardée is full of life, full of colour and full of humour. This ballet is cherished all over the world by every dance who has ever performed it and I am sure it will become just as special to our audiences in Bristol.”

The ballet is great fun for audience members of all ages with wonderful live music played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

La Fille Mal Gardée will be at the Bristol Hippodrome, in St Augustines Parade, at 7.30pm from July 4-7. There will be additional shows on July 5-7.

Tickets, priced £12.50-47.40, are available from or from 08448 717627.

The Times has teamed up with the theatre to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets to the July 4 show.

This competition will close at 10am on June 22.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

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