But will it now consume her?
Carmen is a searing depiction of a woman who craves love, but creates obsession and jealousy. One of the most popular operas ever written, Bizet’s score is bursting with passionate melodies and includes such famous numbers as the ‘Habanera’, ‘Toreador’s Song’ and ‘Flower Song’.
Sadlers Wells4.7/5 - based on 31 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.7 31 reviews Tickets from £35.50
Sadlers WellsTickets from £38.00
Following their recent, triumphant shows Them/Us, Fourteen Days, Young Men and Life, the multi-award winning BalletBoyz are back and celebrating their 20th anniversary year. Deluxe fuses the work of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative choreographers and composers.
Chinese dancer and choreographer Xie Xin (TAO Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Eastman) creates a work set to an original score by composer Jiang Shao-feng, whilst Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) collaborates with jazz musician and composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury-nominated SEED Ensemble.
Hammersmith Apollo (Eventim)3.5/5 - based on 24 reviews - (Read reviews) 3.5 24 reviews Tickets from £133.90
SHEN YUN presents an epic production that expands the theatrical experience across time and space. We invite you on an inspiring journey into one of humanity's greatest treasures — five millennia of Chinese civilization.
Barbican Theatre3.7/5 - based on 3 reviews - (Read reviews) 3.7 3 reviews Tickets from £56.25
In this radical take on Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy of gender, Baptista Minola is seeking to marry off her two sons, the sweet-tempered Bianco and the rebellious Katherine. Cue an explosive courtship and a keenly witty portrayal of hierarchy and control.
London Coliseum4.4/5 - based on 9 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.4 9 reviews Tickets from £11.90
A tender kiss can conceal the hardest of hearts.
Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production returns to the London Coliseum. His staging combines cinematic images and traditional Japanese theatre.
London Coliseum4.9/5 - based on 18 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.9 18 reviews Tickets from £16.70
Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.
On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.
From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to see the English National Ballet at the London Coliseum is an unforgettable Christmas treat.
London Coliseum4.9/5 - based on 11 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.9 11 reviews Tickets from £16.70
Travel to a faraway land for the adventures of a dashing pirate, Conrad, and his feisty girlfriend Medora. Will they outfox villainous schemers and find happiness on the high seas?
English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is “hugely enjoyable entertainment” (The Daily Telegraph). Expect a swashbuckling romp, full of thrilling dancing by an extraordinary cast of performers, with gorgeous decors and costumes created by Hollywood’s Bob Ringwood, all set to a romantic score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
English National Ballet is the only UK company to perform this classic story ballet. Their extravagant production, staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, has enthralled audiences and received rave reviews worldwide, including Paris and Tokyo. It returns to the London Coliseum following glorious performances in 2016.
Sadlers Wells5/5 - based on 3 reviews - (Read reviews) 5 3 reviews Tickets from £88.00
THE DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SMASH HIT RETURNS
A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to London, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA.
The Vaults5/5 - based on 1 review - (Read reviews) 5 1 review Tickets from £23.75
The Great British pantomime, staged in a traditional English pub! This unique twist on the Cinderella story sees all the characters you know, love and hate colliding in a local boozer, where the audience are welcomed to the heart of the action to witness pints spilled, mates pulled and hearts poured out on the karaoke.
Royal Albert Hall5/5 - based on 1 review - (Read reviews) 5 1 review Tickets from £44.00
This enchanting production, featuring Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score, is without a doubt the quintessential Christmas treat for all the family.
Created specially for the Royal Albert Hall, with gorgeous period costumes, stunning lighting, and dazzling projections by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions, this Christmas classic is brought to life by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s world-class dancers and its orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
London ColiseumTickets from £11.90
Mozart’s comedy is a whirlwind of mistaken identities and twists and turns, taking place on a single crazy day – the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna.
When their philandering master, Count Almaviva, is determined to bed Susanna before she is wed, Figaro and Susanna conspire with the rejected Countess to outwit him. General mayhem ensues, ending with the Count receiving a lesson in marital fidelity he’ll never forget.
From the first notes of the bustling Overture, Mozart’s psychologically complex story portrays the women as wiser, shrewder and more civilised than the men.
London ColiseumTickets from £11.75
Shattering childhood dreams can break a life.
Verdi’s Luisa Miller is a complex web of love, intrigue and oppressive familial relationships, centred on the doomed love between Luisa and Rodolfo.
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