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Competition

Win a pair of tickets to see Port

The playwright Simon Stephens had a remarkable 2012. His version of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House for the Young Vic was widely acclaimed, while his adaptation of Mark Haddon’s much-loved bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time did well enough to earn a forthcoming transfer to the West End. It doesn’t stop in 2013. This month the National is reviving Port, an early play by Stephens. We are offering a pair of tickets to see it. All you need to do is answer the following three questions before the deadline of midnight on 20 January. Hint hint: you’ll find the information you need in theartsdesk Q&A with Stephens published last summer.

22 January – 24 March - Over 230 £12 Tickets for every performanceFor more information and to book tickets please visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/port

new music

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Anglo-Kenyan collaboration proves captivating

theartsdesk at Green Man 2015

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classical

Prom 55: SWR SO Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Roth

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Prom Chamber Music 6: Jeremy Denk/ Prom 53: Fray, Philharmonia, Salonen

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opera

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Prom Chamber Music 6: Jeremy Denk/ Prom 53: Fray, Philharmonia, Salonen

Blocks of Bartók hit hard, but an orchestrated slab of earlyish Shostakovich falls flat

The Last Hotel, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Provocative new opera on assisted suicide from Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy