London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet Tickets

4.4/5
based on 40 reviews

London Coliseum

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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.

Customer Reviews

What to expect:

Acting

Music

Costumes

Story

Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone
73%
Families
80%
Teenagers
75%
Couples
78%
Theatregoers
80%

based on 40 reviews

Different

Some new additions I had not seen before which enhanced the story telling.


London Box Office customer

There is no highlight of the show


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 ....


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.


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.


London Box Office customer

Lovely Christmasy show


London Box Office customer

Colourful, moving, beautiful show!

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.


London Box Office customer

Must see

London Box Office customer

Most enjoyable

Playful, moving, delightful and the dancing was superb.


London Box Office customer

Very Entertaining and Colorful

Order intermission drinks before start of the performance - great atmosphere and very worthwhile


London Box Office customer

Nice work

London Box Office customer

Brilliant

Amazing


London Box Office customer

Graceful

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.


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


London Box Office customer

Bad show, bad ballet

London Box Office customer

Magical

London Box Office customer

Disappointed

The main characters performed very well, but disappointed with some of the cast. Out of time, general lack of finesse form some dances.


London Box Office customer

Spectacular!! A must see!

London Box Office customer

its not christmas unless you see The nut cracker

London Box Office customer

Costume glory

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.)


London Box Office customer

Amazing performance

Truly captivating. A great way to end the week. Bravo.


London Box Office customer

The Nutcracker

Superb Ballet for Xmas!!! Primal Ballerina brilliant!


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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Theatre Address

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 2358
  • Year built: 1904