The Nutcracker - English National Ballet Tickets
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
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Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional festive tale for all the family. In a world of Edwardian elegance, The Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.
On an enchanted Christmas Eve, under the heavy boughs of the candlelit tree, Clara battles with the Mouse King and falls in love with a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder and snowflakes begin to fall, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across the frost-dusted London skyline from the glistening Land of Snow. Her fantastical journey continues as dancers from all over the world leap out of a magical puppet theatre and the Mouse King is finally vanquished.
What to expect:Acting
based on 40 reviews
Some new additions I had not seen before which enhanced the story telling.
Janet London Box Office customer
There is no highlight of the show
patricia London Box Office customer
Nice but a bit boring
Nice show, very classic mise en en scene, but sadly my kids preferred the Arcade games ....
alexandra London Box Office customer
Quintessential Christmas Show
The Coliseum itself is a sight to behold plus a wonderful live orchestra. Dancers of superb quality. Some really lovely stage sets and costumes.
Shelley London Box Office customer
Really disapoined by the story
This show should be called " story based on Nutcracker". It's complitly difrent to the original story. Apart of the story it's a good show. Acting, dansing, costumes and music are really good. I wish I could wright a better review.
Joanna London Box Office customer
Lovely Christmasy show
Anne London Box Office customer
Colourful, moving, beautiful show!
Milena London Box Office customer
This was the second time that i had seen this ballet, the first being at the festival hall way back in 1970 before we married. Still has its magic. We treated our son, wife and teenage daughters, their first experience. They thoroughly enjoyed it.
Another slightly different slant on the famous storyline. But still the great story with wonderful effects, some humour and of course fantastic costumes. The orchestra was in top form playing that iconic score too. Dancers beautiful !! What a yuletide treat. and god value for money.
Mike London Box Office customer
Madelene London Box Office customer
Playful, moving, delightful and the dancing was superb.
Helen London Box Office customer
Very Entertaining and Colorful
Order intermission drinks before start of the performance - great atmosphere and very worthwhile
Andy London Box Office customer
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Chantel London Box Office customer
We really enjoyed the show especially the end of the first part and the entire second part. All the dancers dance marvellously. We had a great evening, thank you so much.
Emma London Box Office customer
Fantastic magical treat
Live ballet performances are so much better then on screen, truly magical story, music is a massive importance to the show
Sharon London Box Office customer
Bad show, bad ballet
Aleksandra London Box Office customer
Helen London Box Office customer
The main characters performed very well, but disappointed with some of the cast. Out of time, general lack of finesse form some dances.
Tanya London Box Office customer
Spectacular!! A must see!
Ewa London Box Office customer
its not christmas unless you see The nut cracker
keith London Box Office customer
Impressive performance and the costumes were really superb. (The 'explosions' created some smoke which irritated some people's throats -good idea to have a bottle of water handy.)
Elizabeth London Box Office customer
Truly captivating. A great way to end the week. Bravo.
Damian London Box Office customer
Superb Ballet for Xmas!!! Primal Ballerina brilliant!
Paul London Box Office customer
Brilliant! Really excellent show!
great performance of the nutcracker
The stage and backdrops were beautiful and all dancers were a joy to watch.
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St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
- Air conditioned
- Infrared hearing loop
- Wheelchair/scooter access
- Capacity: 2358
- Year built: 1904