About the showUnwrap a festive treat this winter as the English National Ballet’s acclaimed version of Nutcracker pirouettes back to the London Coliseum. Featuring lots of adventure and a heavy sprinkling of magic, this enchanting ballet is a firm favourite for all ages.
On a snowy Edwardian Christmas Eve, a young girl called Clara receives the gift of a magical Nutcracker. As he springs to life and transports her on an incredible journey, Clara finds herself battling the terrifying Mouse King and meeting a handsome stranger, before hopping into a hot air balloon and floating over the Land of Snow.
With dazzling costumes and enchanting choreography, English National Ballet’s Nutcracker is based on Hoffman’s story and features instantly recognisable music by Tchaikovsky. Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk provide the concept, with choreography also by Eagling.
Additional casting and creatives are to be announced.
Nutcracker is a jewel in the English National Ballet’s crown thanks to its richly engaging story and stunning designs. Catch a hot air balloon to the Land of Snow when the ballet returns to London on 10 December 2020.
Who Should See It?Nutcracker is a true Christmas classic with a heart-warming story for all ages. Its sold-out runs in years past speak for themselves – this is a ballet that will wrap you up in the festive spirit.