Category Archives: Nutcracker

Nutcracker – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 15 December 2016

Nut again I’ve reviewed this show several times now and I’d be lying if I said it was my favourite production. Over the past few years however, some ever-improving tweaks have been introduced and tonight’s performance was undoubtedly the best … Continue reading

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Nutcracker – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 11 December 2013

Venus as a boy Currently English National Ballet have an embarrassment of riches regarding principal dancers for their December/January run of Nutcracker at London’s Coliseum – Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojacaru and Royal Ballet new recruit Matthew Golding can all be … Continue reading

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Nutcracker! – Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: New Wimbledon Theatre, 13 March 2012

Pinker than a pink thing Originally created in 1992, Nutcracker! was Matthew Bourne’s first full-evening story ballet. Treading the boards 20 years later it remains just as fresh and entertaining as it must have done all those years ago at … Continue reading

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Swan Lake/The Nutcracker – Moscow City Ballet: Richmond Theatre, 19 & 20 January 2012

Let’s hear it for the girls The bright and colourful Moscow City Ballet breezed into Richmond with two of their most popular shows: Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Thursday’s Swan Lake saw the elegant Liliya Orekhova floating gracefully into the … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker – Birmingham Royal Ballet: O2 Arena, London, 30 December 2011

Pretty BallArena The Royal Ballet started this arena lark back in the summer with Romeo and Juliet. Five months later and Birmingham Royal Ballet have a pop at the self-same O2 Arena with Peter Wright’s classy Nutcracker. The company made … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 26 December 2011

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth Despite the presence in London of (at least) three other Nutcracker shows, Wayne Eagling’s Edwardian extravaganza for the English National Ballet played to a pretty packed Coliseum. It’s an attractive … Continue reading

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