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REVIEW: English National Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ – London Coliseum, December 2013

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Christmas is a time for magic and nothing is more magical than a trip to the ballet.

With a plethora of pantomimes on offer at the moment, those seeking alternative festive fare should pirouette their way to the capital to see English National Ballet’s stylish Nutcracker. Currently captivating audiences at the London Coliseum, this is the perfect seasonal tale for all the family.

Former Artistic Director Wayne Eagling’s interpretation of the timeless classic is set in a frost-covered Edwardian London winter, on an enchanted Christmas Eve.

Anticipation is in the air as Clara and her brother Freddie prepare for their family’s Christmas party. The Christmassy scene is set with some clever ice skating and the children attending the matinee performance are transfixed from this point on.

 

ENB Nutcracker promo pic (Photo by Guy Farrow and Patrick Baldwin)

Festive treat: English National Ballet’s Nutcracker (photo by Guy Farrow and Patrick Baldwin)

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Written by Georgina Butler

December 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm