The English National Ballet will perform The Nutcracker in London between 14 December 2023 to 7th January 2024. 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 14th December 2023 to 7th January 2024. Running time is 2hr 15min (no interval).
About the Nutcracker
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.
- Age restriction: Children under 5 will not be admitted.
- Running time: 2hr 15min (inc. interval)
- Content: Recommended for ages 5 and above
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