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Saturday, July 14, 2012

WIN TICKETS FOR - The remarkable new musical Jazz at Cafe Society

WIN two tickets to Jazz at Cafe Society next Tuesday 17 July, courtesy of our friends over at Tricycle Theatre. All you have to do is drop us an email at seriouscompetitions@gmail.com with your name by midnight tonight to be in with a chance of winning. (Be warned, if you don't enter by midnight your coach will turn back into a pumpkin).
Updated info on show.
Jazz at Cafe Society is a new musical starring Gwyneth Herbert, China Moses (Daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and Alexander Stewart, narrated by Max Reinhardt and written and directed by Alex Webb. 
From 1938 to 1947 Cafe Society played host to some of the finest musical talent of the 20th century, including Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and many others. It was also the first New York music venue to racially desegregate both the audience and the bandstand. Jazz at Cafe Society tells the story of this historic club and the quiet hero who founded it, Barney Josephson.
The Times gave it a four-star rave ("a genuine treat") on its London Jazz Festival premiere.
The Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR 
Monday 16 July – Saturday 21 July 2012  Tickets £15 - £21
Tickets from www.tricycle.co.uk/ Box Office tel 020 7328 1000.
If you're in town next week - forget the West End - this looks to be a must see show.
Lance.

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