COMPETITION! Win Tickets to see Mathew Baynton, Elizabeth Berrington & Daniel Rigby in Holes!

The Velvet Onion is proud to be able to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to see Tom Basdens razor-sharp comedy play Holes at The Arcola Theatre this summer.

© Arcola Theatre 2014

© Arcola Theatre 2014

Starring Mathew Baynton (Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Gavin and Stacey), Elizabeth Berrington (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Psychoville, Doctor Who), and Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie, Black Mirror, Cardinal Burns), Holes is written by Tom Basden, who may be familiar to TVO veterans from his acting appearances in Star Stories, Hyperdrive and most recently, W1A.

Basden is also an award winning writer, with a Royal Television Society award under his belt, alongside three BAFTA nominations (including one for The Wrong Mans), a Fringe First Award and an Edinburgh Comedy Award.  Holes tells the story of four survivors of a plane crash, who don’t know where they are… or if anyone is coming to help them.

© Arcola Theatre 2014

© Arcola Theatre 2014

It’s an absurd, hilarious and fast-paced comedy, which saw rave reviews when it made its Edinburgh Fringe debut last year.  Now it reaches the Arcola Tent for a strictly limited run between 16th July and 9th August, directed by Phillip Breen (The Merry Wives of Windsor), who last worked with Basden on Party – a play which later became a much loved radio series featuring Anna Crilly and Katy Wix.

Thanks to our friends at The Arcola Theatre and AKA, The Velvet Onion is able to offer a pair of tickets to one lucky winner for a performance of their choosing.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell us the answer to the following question:

What is the name of the 2013 BAFTA-nominated sitcom which was co-written by and starred Mathew Baynton and Tom Basden?

Email your replies to by 11:59pm on Sunday 13th July.

One winner will be picked at random, and contacted by AKA to arrange tickets for a Monday-Thursday performance of their choosing, subject to availability.  For more details, full terms and conditions are below.  Good luck!

If you don’t win, or just want to be sure you’ll see the show, tickets are available now, and you can find out more information about the production via their official website, Facebook and Twitter profiles.

This competition offers 1 pair of tickets for one performance of ‘Holes’ at The Arcola Theatre on a selected date between July 16th 2014 and August 9th 2014. Monday-Thursday performances only. The winning entry will be selected at random, from all who correctly answer the question: “What is the name of the 2013 BAFTA-nominated sitcom which was co-written by and starred Mathew Baynton and Tom Basden?”  The winner will be contacted via the email address they use to enter. Details will not be shared with any additional third parties beyond The Velvet Onion, The Arcola Theatre, AKA and the guest-list for the venue.
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 11:59pm on Sunday, 13th July. This competition is being run entirely by The Velvet Onion, with prizes organised by The Arcola Theatre and AKA.  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. The judge’s decision is final. There is no monetary value to this competition and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner must choose their preferred performance to attend prior to confirmation of their seats following discussion with AKA, and dates/performances cannot be changed.  The winner 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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