Competition to win tickets for WNO’s In Parenthesis

We’re giving away a pair of tickets for the Welsh National Opera’s new opera In Parenthesis, by young British composer Iain Bell.

Based on the epic poem of the same name by David Jones, In Parenthesis tells the story of Private John Ball and his comrades in the Royal Welch Fusiliers during the Battle of Mametz Wood. The premier has garnered glowing reviews in The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.

We are offering a lucky winner the choice of a pair of tickets for either of the following performances:

  • Cardiff (Wales Millennium Centre): Friday 3 June, 7:15pm
  • Birmingham Hippodrome: Friday 10 June, 7:15pm

For your chance to win a pair of tickets:

Please email us at with the year that David Jones’s In Parenthesis was first published and your preferred performance date. Competition closes end Sunday 22 May 2o16.

We will contact the winner on Monday 23 May 2016 by email.

Don’t miss author Paul Hills in conversation with the opera’s director David Pountney,  on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking 18 May, 10pm.

Buy your copy of The Art of David Jones: Vision and Memory by Ariane Bankes and Paul Hills here.


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