Win a pair of tickets to Next to Normal at Wyndham's Theatre, London, plus a copy of the playscript


Photo by Marc Brenner


From the outside, they're the picture of a nice, normal family. Inside, they're in crisis. At their heart is Diana Goodman, a suburban wife and mother living with bipolar disorder and haunted by her past. How far will she go to keep her family's world intact?

Nominated for 4 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the critically acclaimed, sold-out Donmar Warehouse production of Next to Normal comes to London’s West End for a strictly limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre from 18 June 2024.

We've teamed up with our friends at Playful Productions to offer one lucky winner the chance to receive a pair of tickets to a performance of Next to Normal – subject to availability – plus a copy of the playscript.

To enter this competition, all you have to do is correctly answer the following question:

Where did Next to Normal have its UK premiere?

a) Arcola Theatre
b) Bristol Old Vic
c) Donmar Warehouse

Email the correct answer and your postal address to by 12 noon BST on Monday 1 July 2024. A winner will be drawn at random from the correct entrants.

And that's it! We're delighted to publish Next to Normal – see more and get your copy here.

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- The competition closes at 12 noon BST on Monday 1 July 2024. Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted. The winner will be drawn at random from correct entries.
- Only correct answers to the above question sent to sent alongside a postal address will count as valid entries. Entries via post/telephone/social media will not be accepted.
- One winner will receive a pair of best available tickets. Please note that prize tickets are subject to availability and are valid for a Monday to Thursday performance of Next to Normal at Wyndham’s Theatre between 1 July and 12 September 2024. Please note that prize tickets are subject to availability. The date and time are not confirmed until a booking reference number has been received. Transport and accommodation costs not included. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Age recommendation 10+. Next to Normal contains some adult topics, including depictions of various mental health conditions and disorders, themes of bereavement, and strong language. The winner will also receive a copy of the published playscript to Next to Normal; it is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that the postal address they provide is correct. 

- This competition is not open to employees of Nick Hern Books, Playful Productions or any other organisation involved with the production.
- The winner will be notified by email on the afternoon of Tuesday 2 July 2024. They must accept the prize by 12 noon BST on Wednesday 3 July 2024, otherwise a new winner will be drawn.
- Once the winner has accepted their prize, their contact details will be passed on to Playful Productions in order to arrange the redemption of their prize. You will not be added to any mailing lists without your consent, and can request for your details to be deleted at any time.