Win tickets to Beauty & the Beast at Sunderland Empire

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Beauty & the Beast will waltz to Wearside this week – and you could be there for free.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 8:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 8:33 am
Brandon Lawrence from Birmingham Royal Ballet

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see tomorrow night’s performance of this Gothic ballet at Sunderland Empire.

Running from March 28 to 30, prepare to witness transformations, wild waltzes, soaring birds and a relationship between Belle and the Beast that is at first terrifying, but ultimately serene and beautiful in David Bintley’s glorious ballet.

Beauty and the Beast_BRB, Mayflower Theatre, Southhampton, Belle; Delia Mathews, The Beast; Tyrone Singleton Vanite; Samara Downs, Fiere; Laura Purkiss, The Merchant; Rory Mackay, Monsieur Cochon; James Barton, The Wild Girl; Yaoqian Shang, The Raven; Tzu_Chao Chou, Conductor; Paul Murphy

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BRB dancer Brandon Lawrence, who plays the Beast at selected performances, says ballet is for all.

He said: “Everyone can enjoy watching ballet – the physicality, the story or the live music – without knowing anything about the technique or the history. Like any another form of art or entertainment, it’s all about your individual interpretation.

“There could be many things in a ballet you do or don’t like, or don’t understand, but as a whole it’s what you take from it, what influence or effect it has on you.

“The important thing is how you may connect to the story or the joy you may feel in the energy of the performance.

Gothic fairytale on stage

“Mixing all this with a live orchestra is something Birmingham Royal Ballet like to welcome all to experience.”

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Beauty & the Beast, answer this question: What is the name of the leading female character in Beauty & the Beast?

A) Belle

B) Bridget

C) Bernadette

Email your answer, along with your name and daytime contact number, to [email protected] by 9am tomorrow, March 28.

The winner will be contacted by phone tomorrow and the tickets are for tomorrow night’s performance at Sunderland Empire 7.30pm.

Tickets are non-transferable and no monetary value will be given.

Usual JPI Media competition rules apply.

For the full Ts & Cs visit