COMPETITION: Win Tickets To The Duke In Darkness

© Lliana Bird

© Lliana Bird

It’s competition time again at TVO! This time friend of TVO, Lliana Bird, has kindly offered 3 pairs of tickets to our readers to see the play The Duke in Darkness!

Many of you will be aware of Birdy’s DJ slots on Xfm, but you may not know that she’s also a theatre producer. Her current production is a play by Patrick Hamilton called The Duke of Darkness, which is being performed at the Tabard Theatre in West London. It’s the latest collaboration for the critically-acclaimed Bird & Be team, with Birdy working alongside director, Phoebe Barran.

This new version of The Duke of Darkness, adapted by Orlando Wells, sees France in the grip of long and bloody civil wars. A Duke and his servant, incarcerated for fifteen years, plot their escape and dream of freedom. But in this world of conspiracy and paranoia, where no one is quite who they seem, what will one man sacrifice for his chance of survival?

This production marks the first time Hamilton’s ‘lost’ play returns to the London stage in over 60 years. It is the third of a trio of psychological thrillers written by Hamilton in an illustrious career both as a playwright  (Gaslight, Rope) and novelist (Hangover Square), which also saw him achieve Hollywood success with ‘Rope’ directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

If this sounds like your cup of tea and you’re in the mood for an evening of culture then it’s your lucky day –  we have three pairs of tickets to give away! You can choose the date of the performance you attend from the following options: 16th, 17th, 19th April (all start at 7.30pm), 20th April (4pm & 7.30pm start times) and 21st April (2pm start time).

To be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question:

Name two TV shows in which Lliana Bird has appeared that we feature on The Velvet Onion website.

This competition is now closed. The correct answers are The Mighty Boosh and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. Thanks for all your entries and congratulations to the winners.

Please send your answers to, and 3 correct answers selected at random will be notified shortly after the closing date on Saturday 13th April at 11pm!
Remember to have a read of our terms and conditions below to avoid any funny business and good luck!

If you’re not one of our winners, don’t dispair, because you can still buy tickets to see The Duke of Darkness. Tickets are £17/£15 and can be purchased from the theatre website here.

This competition offers 1 pair of tickets each to 3 winners.  Winning entries will be 3 entries selected at random to answer correctly ‘Name two TV shows in which Lliana Bird has appeared that we feature on the Velvet Onion website’. Winners will be contacted via the email address they use to enter  – your details will not be shared with any additional third parties beyond Lliana Bird and The Velvet Onion. Only entries made to will be accepted. The Velvet Onion will not accept entries as comments to this post, replies to our Facebook/Twitter pages, comments to any other posts in error or emails to any other email address in our domain, nor any entries received after this time-frame. This competition is being run entirely by The Velvet Onion, with prizes organised by Lliana Bird.  One entry per person.  Any entrants found making multiple entries from the same IP address will be disqualified, and banned from entering further competitions run by The Velvet Onion.  All entries must be received via by 11.00pm GMT on 13th April.  The judge’s decision is final.  There is no monetary value to this competition and no cash alternative will be offered. Winners must choose their preferred performance to attend from the following dates: 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st April 2013 (7.30pm performances, plus matinee performances on 20th & 21st April). Once your date has been confirmed it cannot be changed.  Winners will be responsible for their own travel and/or related expenses. The Velvet Onion reserves the right to withdraw this competition if any overriding issues arise.

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