Chiswick pub offers chance to win 1878 edition of Vanity Fair

Images: 1878 edition of Vanity Fair by William Thackeray

Buy a ticket to the performance of Vanity Fair this weekend to have a chance of winning 1878 edition 

The George IV pub on Chiswick High Rd offering the chance to win a 1878 edition of William Thackeray’s classic novel Vanity Fair.

The prize, provided by the pub’s neighbour antiquarian bookseller Foster Books, can be won by anyone who buys a ticket for the theatrical performance of Vanity Fair at the pub this weekend.

Open Bar Theatre, which stages “awesome theatre” in pubs and pub gardens, will be running the performance at The George IV between 7.30pm and 10.00pm on Sunday 28 April.

Promoting the performance on their website, this is how the George IV describes the show:

‘Into this world of Vanity Fair steps Becky Sharp, a poor but ambitious orphan determined to raise her standing in Regency London.

‘Without a mother to make connections for her, Becky must make her own using only her brilliant wit and charm, first by taking advantage of her loveable (and gullible) friend Amelia, then Sir Pitt Crawley and his squabbling family. She wins over the higher ranks of the army as they battle Napoleon and returns to conquer the British aristocracy.

“Join us as we follow Becky and Amelia as they rise and fall and rise again in the eyes of society. Four of Open Bar’s finest performers will play all the colourful characters of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, with original songs, beautiful costumes and, of course, some signature audience participation.”

You can buy tickets to the performance on The George IV’s website at: