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White Guard competition

Issue No. 2190

The National poster for the new production of the play

The National poster for the new production of the play

Socialist Worker has a pair of tickets for the upcoming production of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The White Guard at the National Theatre in London.

For your chance to win the tickets just answer the following question:

Which Mikhail Bulgakov novel is said to have inspired the Rolling Stones’s “Sympathy For The Devil”?

The National Theatre says of the production:

'Following the successes of Burnt by the Sun and Philistines, the National Theatre presents its latest Russian epic.

'This masterpiece Mikhail Bulgakov, best known as author of The Master and Margarita, is staged in vigorous new version by Andrew Upton.

'The White Guard depicts a family’s journey through the near-farcical mayhem of civil war, across a vast and vivid canvas.

'NT Associate Howard Davies (Philistines, Her Naked Skin, Burnt by the Sun) directs a fantastic NT ensemble cast including Anthony Calf, Conleth Hill, Pip Carter and Justine Mitchell.'

Send your answer with name and address to or write to The White Guard competition, PO Box 42184, London SW8 2WD.

Closing date 10 March 2010.

The play runs from 15 March. Tickets £10 – £44 | No booking fee

National Theatre, South Bank, London. SE1 9PX. Box office 020 7452 3000 »

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Tue 23 Feb 2010, 19:25 GMT
Issue No. 2190
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