Competition – win tickets to Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse

CasaValentina-low-res-700x455Win a pair of tickets to Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina – nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best New Play – running at Southwark Playhouse from 10 September to 10 October. 

Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains of New York to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men.

Nestled in the land of Dirty Dancing and Borscht Belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favourite pastime was dressing and acting as women.

In this cross-dressing colony, they leave their families, friends and city jobs behind to safely inhabit their female alter egos and release their inner woman. However, when given the choice to share their secret lives with the world, the group has to decide whether the freedom gained by the openness is worth the personal risk.

Based on actual events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit, this delightfully insightful and hilariously entertaining piece offers a glimpse into the life of these “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in a high heel.

‘A fascinating and timeless new play by Harvey Fierstein!’ NEW YORK MAGAZINE

‘Funny and provocative. Genuinely arresting.’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse, answer this question correctly:

What was the name of the production for which Harvey Fierstein won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical?

  1. Rent
  2. Hairspray 
  3. Thoroughly Modern Millie

To enter please email [email protected]. The competition closes on 7 September.

Terms and conditions:

Winners will be selected at random from all correct entries. The winner receives a pair of tickets to see Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse any time between 10 September and 10 October. For full performance times visit www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/the-large/casa-valentina/

Tickets to be collected at the box office with no cash alternative. Tickets are subject to availability and cannot be resold or transferred to another performance. Competition is run by www.booments.com on behalf of Paul Taylor-Mills and Amy Anzel.

Harvey Fierstein is a four time Tony Award winner, playwright and actor. As a writer, he is best known for the libretto of La Cage Aux Folles and the book for Kinky Boots and Newsies. His plays include Torch Song Trilogy, A Catered Affair, Safe Sex, Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca and Common Ground. His acting credits include Tevye in Fiddler On the Roof (Broadway and North American Tour) and Albin in La Cage Aux Folles (Broadway). His film credits include Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, Death to Smoochy, Bullets Over Broadway and The Times of Harvey Milk. He has been the recipient of three Drama Desk Awards, an Obie and a Dramatist Guild Award. In 2008, Fierstein was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

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