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A Spellbinding Production Of The Nutcracker Is Coming To London This Christmas

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

Nutcracker

Don’t step into Christmas – dance into Christmas with the English National Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker!

Every year, London holds its breath that Christmas will be a winter dreamland, where snowflakes melt into your mulled cider, and that special someone spots you looking damn fine under the mistletoe. Every year, sadly, the reality falls a little flat. Fortunately, the English National Ballet have decided that 2019 will be magical nonetheless, as they’ll once again bring their spellbinding production of The Nutcracker to London Coliseum this December – and we’ve got the tickets lined up!

Nutcracker

A smash-hit whenever it appears, The Nutcracker will pirouette into town on December 11th, aiming to transport you to the Land of Snow. The story of Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll is a classic that has delighted audiences for over a century, and Tchaikovsky’s score has also become synonymous with Christmas, so it’s basically double the magic. Clara’s journey takes her from Edwardian London to a magical realm, where she will battle the Mouse King and meet a handsome stranger.

Mouse King

Imagine if that happened on the Central line… She also takes a detour to the land of sweets, as if we weren’t jealous enough of her already.

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Following a record-breaking run at the Coliseum these past three years, English National Ballet has brought the show back for an encore, and with tickets now on sale, you’d better be quick to grab them! We guarantee you won’t find anything quite as enchanting on Netflix, so treat yourself to an evening at the ballet…

Practical information

December 11th until January 5th, 2020.
Tickets are available from £18.

Also published on Medium.