The English National Ballet will perform The Nutcracker in London between 17th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021. This classic Christmas production is perfect for audiences both young and old. This year, see the Nutcracker brought to life with breath-taking dancing, beautiful sets and the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky. Previous year’s production by the English National Ballet saw some 73,000 audience members and is a highlight of anyone’s Christmas holiday celebrations. Performances are available both in the afternoon and the evening and are great for both adults and kids.
The Nutcracker will take place at the London Coliseum from 17th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021. Running time is 1hr 15min (no interval).
COVID Update: This year the English National Ballet has put together a specially adapted programme of moments from your favourite ballet, Nutcracker Delights, in line with the current government guidelines
About the Nutcracker
The Nutcracker, London Coliseum December 2020
Following the success of The Sleeping Beauty in 1890, the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres commissioned Pyotr Tchaikovsky to write the Nutcracker score. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, its combination of magnificent choreography and beautiful music has made it one of the world’s most popular ballets. Based on the fairytale by E.T.A Hoffman, it tells the story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll, who on a sparkling Christmas Eve discover a magical world. Here, she battles with the Mouse King and has encounters with a handsome stranger. As the air grows cooler, Clara and her Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the Land of Snow, where her adventures really begin. The Nutcracker includes famous pieces such as Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Battle Between the Nutcracker, the Mouse King and The Russian Dance.
About the English National Ballet:
The English National Ballet is a world renowned company that seeks to make ballet accessible to all audiences. Founded in 1950, it has seen success both domestically and internationally, with critically acclaimed productions of classic ballets such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet.
The Nutcracker Delight is using socially distanced seating. This meaning seats can only be booked in spread out blocks to ensure social distancing. In line with current government regulations for Tier 2 in London, all those in attendance must only attend the show with members of their household. You are only permitted to sit within 1m of someone from your own household.