An 18-25 Ticket Lottery launched for Judy Garland Musical 15.06.16

We’re used to writing about lotteries where the jackpot is millions of pounds, but a new ticket lottery of a different variety has begun. Aimed solely at 18-25 year olds, the Through the Mill Ticket Lottery enables young people to have a chance of winning two top price seats for each performance of Through The Mill – Ray Rackham’s play charting the life and career of the acclaimed actress and singer Judy Garland.

The lottery began this week and is sponsored by leading life insurer Rothesay Life. The playwright Rackham spoke of the lottery and the reasons behind it:

“Whilst theatre remains an inspirational and pervasive art form, the rising price in tickets, and associated ticket and booking fees, has rendered going to the theatre a very expensive past-time. Young people are under-represented as theatregoers, despite a high likelihood and willingness to attend.

The truth is, those younger than 25 years old only account for 5% of theatre attendees. It is vital that the young are given the appropriate pathway into the theatre, to appreciate just how thrilling the art-form can be.”

Through The Mill will be running at Southwark Playhouse throughout July, two tickets for each performance will be give to young people, free of charge, along with a complimentary programme.

Rackham added; “I would not have started writing were it not for the opportunities given to me to see some great theatre when I was younger. It is a sad fact that those ‘cheap’ seats in ‘the Gods’ simply do not exist anymore. Through the generosity of Rothesay Life, we are able to offer those opportunities to the theatre practitioners of tomorrow.”

If you are interested in registering for the ticket lottery then you can register through the Through the Mill Ticket Lottery website. The winners will be notified through email as well as social media one week prior to the date of the performance.

So if you’re a theatre fan and would relish the opportunity or no someone else who would, then be sure to enter for your chance to win.

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