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The Nutcracker

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  • Booking From:
  • 10-Dec-2010
  • Booking Until:
  • 30-Dec-2010
  • Running Time:
  • 2 hours
  • Genre:
  • Musicals

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The Nutcracker Tickets

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

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Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker doll and Drosselmeyer in this traditional, festive tale for all the family.

This new production created by Artistic Director, Wayne Eagling, is the highlight of our 60th birthday season. A world of Edwardian elegance designed by Peter Farmer brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score that features the 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' and many other familiar favourites.

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 Prince. As the air grows colder and snowflakes begin to fall, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker travel across the frost-dusted London skyline to the glistening Land of Snow, where her adventure really begins.

Be the first to enjoy this classical production that promises to be a magical, memorable and unmissable Christmas treat.


Please note: There are no surtitles for this production. 

Running 10 - 30 December 2010. Exact performance schedule varies. Please see calendar for details.
Theatre Venue: Coliseum Theatre
Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
Seating Plan: Seating Plan
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The Coliseum Theatre (also known as the London Coliseum) is on St. Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminster. It is one of London's largest and best equipped theatres and opened in 1904, designed by theatrical architect Frank Matcham (designer of the London Palladium), for impresario Oswald Stoll. Their ambition was to build the largest and finest 'People's palace of entertainment' of its age.

1898 Lilian Baylis, at the age of 23, presents a series of opera recitals at the Old Vic theatre.

1912 She goes to establish a theatre company at the Old Vic, initially performing cut-down versions of Shakespeare.

1928 Lilian Baylis takes on a small group of dancers (the ballet company later separated from Vic-Wells and eventually renamed: The Royal Ballet).

1931 Sadler's Wells Theatre opens and the Vic-Wells Opera Company is formed. Initially the Company performs at both the Old Vic and Sadlers' Wells.

1937 Lilian Baylis dies.

World War II During World War II Sadler's Wells is requisitioned and the Company moves to Burnley, touring the Country to raise war-time spirits.

1945 Sadler's Wells re-opens with Britten's Peter Grimes, introducing the first English opera composer since Purcell to receive international acclaim.

1968 Managing Director Stephen Arlen moves Sadler's Wells Opera from Sadler's Wells Theatre to the London Coliseum.

1974 Sadler's Wells Opera becomes English National Opera (ENO).

1984 ENO is the first British opera company to tour the United States.

1990 ENO is the first major foreign opera company to tour the former Soviet Union.

1992 ENO acquires the freehold to the London Coliseum.

2000 The Company embarks on a four year restoration programme on its home the London Coliseum.