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Enter our competition to win a double ticket for the opening performance!

Following in the great tradition of British pantomimes, the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS) will once again present its own special take on a popular story, this year recounting the tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

Incorporating all the traditional pantomime elements, terrific songs and one bad pun after another, this year's performance of Rumpelstiltskin has been written by GAOS member, Tim Perrin. As one of the most popular shows in the GAOS calendar, the pantomime is certain to draw the crowds, so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. The shows will take place at the Théatre de Marens in Nyon, over 5 days: 14 and 15 November, and 4, 5, and 6 December 2015.

So what is the tale about? This specially adapted version of the story opens in the impoverished village of Pair-o’-Dice, where King Avarus is looking for a local lass as a bride for his feckless son, Prince Henry. Dame Sloe, boasts to the King that her daughter, Prunella, can spin straw into gold. That evening, the King locks Prunella in a tower with six cartloads of straw and a spinning wheel. Prunella despairs, but a mysterious man appears and rapidly spins the straw into gold. The third time he helps Prunella, the man demands an unusual reward.

When Henry and Prunella marry, everything seems to have turned out for the best. However, a year later, on a summer’s day when Henry and Prunella arrive in the castle gardens with their newborn twins, the past comes back to haunt them. Will the pantomime tradition be respected? Come and find out how goodness and truth overcome greed and guile — thanks to an Italian locksmith and the good Queen Cornucopia.

competitionbutton1To help readers get into the festive spirit, GAOS has kindly offered knowitall.ch one double ticket for the opening performance of Rumpelstiltskin on Saturday, 14 November, at 14h. To enter our competition and give yourself a chance of winning this ticket, just fill in this form and let us know who wrote this version of Rumpelstiltskin.

Only one entry per person and per email is allowed. The competition closes at midnight on Monday, 9 November, 2015. The names of all those submitting correct answers will be placed into the digital hat and the winner’s name drawn at random on Tuesday, 10 November, 2015. The winner will be notified by email and his/her name will be added to this article after the competition closes.

Rumpelstiltskin, performed by Geneva Amateur Operatic Society
Théâtre de Marens
Route du Stand 5
1260 Nyon
www.gaos.ch

Tickets, priced Fr. 28.-
www.theatreinenglish.ch

Saturday, 14 November at 14h and 18h30
Sunday, 15 November at 14h and 18h30
Friday, 4 December at 20h
Saturday, 5 December at 14h and 18h30
Sunday, 6 December at 14h and 18h30

Congratulations to Alyson Taylor who won a double ticket for this show!