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Win afternoon tea and an evening at the theatre in York

PUBLISHED: 11:53 21 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:53 21 February 2019

Enjoy afternoon tea at The Flax & Twine

Enjoy afternoon tea at The Flax & Twine


Enjoy a vintage day at Flax & Twine and the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Win tickets to see Betty Blue EyesWin tickets to see Betty Blue Eyes

York Musical Theatre Company has teamed up with the vintage style café, Flax & Twine, on York’s historic Shambles, to offer a competition prize full of vintage style. You could win a vintage afternoon tea for two in Flax & Twine’s adorable vintage café, accompanied by a shopping voucher to browse in their vintage shop plus a pair of tickets that evening for the 1940s musical comedy Betty Blue Eyes.

The Alan Bennett play ‘A Private Function’ is given a hysterical and touching makeover in this utterly British musical comedy which is stuffed full of unforgettable characters, eccentricities and the star of the show, Betty the adorable pig. It’s the show that really brings home the bacon.

it is 1947 in a small Yorkshire town. The elite are planning to celebrate the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with a lavish banquet complete with Betty, a pig reared just for the occasion, while the locals have to make do with Spam.

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To win this corker of a prize packed full of vintage fun, just answer the question below correctly:

Which actress starred in the West End premiere of Betty Blue Eyes?

a) Imelda Staunton

b) Sarah Lancashire

c) Caroline Quentin

The winners will be the first correct entries drawn after the closing date of March 25th, 2019. The editor’s decision is final. Send your answer on a postcard with full contact details including your email address and mobile number to: Archant Community Media Ltd, Yorkshire Life Betty Blue Eyes Competition, The Barn, Hobb Lane, Daresbury, WA4 5LS. Alternatively submit your answer via the online form.

For full Archant terms and conditions and opt-in, please visit our website. Unless you have chosen to receive other information from us, Archant Community Media Limited, Joseph Rowntree Theatre and Flax & Twine will solely use the data you provide for the purpose of running the competition, including contacting winners and the distribution of any prize.* Prize is applicable on Saturday, May 25th only. Prize includes afternoon tea for two people, £20 shopping voucher and 2 x tickets to the 7.30pm performance of Betty Blue Eyes at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. Prize does not include transport. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

What the critics say:

‘Witty and delightful’

The Guardian on West End premiere

‘This porker is a corker!’

Daily Mail on West End premiere

The Flax & Twine is a quirky family-run shop selling all things vintage with a pretty first and second floor café serving delicious homemade food, homemade cakes, fabulous afternoon teas and some may say the best scones ever. You can find Flax & Twine on the Shambles, one of the most picturesque streets in York. Flax & Twine look forward to welcoming you.


Betty Blue Eyes is on at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York, from May 22nd-May 25th. Tickets are £20 each Box Office 01904 501935 josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk

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