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The Fan Carpet’s Camila Sayers Shares Her Magical Evening With The English National Ballet’s NUTCRACKER at the London Coliseum

28 December 2018

For a limited four weeks only, English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns to London Coliseum. This glistening festive staple ushers in the Christmas season, ready to melt the hearts of old and young audiences alike.

Where is it showing?
Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum, where it enjoyed sell-out success in 2016 and 2017!

The Fan Carpet's Camila Sayers had the pleasure of attending a SOLD OUT show, and here she shares her 5 star review about what she saw...

Nutcracker - The staple of the ballet world with all its glory, childhood wonder and sparkling, shimmery snowflakes is as spectacular a show as you can see to get you in the spirit for the holiday season.

Although within the English National Ballet’s repertoire since 1950, this is the Company’s tenth production of the show for the last eight years with Artistic Director Wayne Eagling at the helm of this production.



The familiar Victorian setting of the initial ballroom scene is set with a huge traditional Christmas tree at centre stage, whilst the dazzling Tchaikovsky score is played by the English National Ballet Philharmonic. The iconic Drosselmeyer (Fabian Reimair) works his magic with the guests and spectators too, presenting a sweet and neat Clara (Sophie Mucha) with her Nutcracker doll. The set design by Peter Farmer is cleverly used in this coming of age story with Clara’s childhood turning into adulthood presented enchantingly by the set literally growing, putting the dazzling Jurgita Dronina into centre stage as adult Clara and also The Sugar Plum fairy, adding a break from tradition.

The production is a visual delight with the renowned compositions gliding over the stunning setting of The Coliseum. The crescendo of the story comes to a head with the magical Act II’s pas de deux, smoothly danced by Clara and her Nutcracker prince, a strong lead by Joseph Caley.



If you make it a tradition of seeing this ballet classic frequently you will notice the spectacular elements which bring this production to life and keep it new and exhilarating, look out for the hot air balloon Drosselmeyer conjures up!

I can recommend no better way to spend a few hours in the countdown towards Christmas than indulging in childhood wonder and excitement, than this.

Photos by Laurent Liotardo







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