Win ballet tickets

Midnight Express at London's Coliseum.
Midnight Express at London's Coliseum.

The UK premier of an acclaimed ballet is coming to the London Coliseum and the Citizen has two pairs of tickets to give away.

Midnight Express, from director and choreographer Peter Schaufuss, is an original production based on Billy Hayes’ bestselling 1977 book, later turned into a film that made John Hurt an international star.

The dance world’s most original choreographer partners with former Royal Ballet prodigy and the dance world’s most outspoken young star, Sergei Polunin, along with the current artistic director of Stanislavski Ballet, dance superstar Igor Zelensky.

Following the controversial and widely debated Tchaikovsky Triple Bill, Midnight Express is set to dazzle admirers of Peter Schaufuss’s unconventional style but also inspire anyone who identifies with the themes of Billy Hayes’s book.

The ballet will be playing at the Coliseum from April 9 to 14, with performances at 7.30pm, 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.

Tickets priced from £5 to £85. Contact the box office on 020-78459300 (£3.50 booking fee applies) or (£1.75 booking fee applies).

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, answer the following question: Who wrote the original Midnight Express novel?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number - marked MIDNIGHT EXPRESS COMPETITION - to the Citizen at 11 Union Street, Wisbech, PE13 1DN. Entries can also be emailed to

Closing date is 10am on Tuesday, April 2.