Category Archives: Nutcracker

The Nutcracker – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 28 December 2018

The Holy Treenity Completing this year’s triumvirate of Nutcrackers in London, Birmingham Royal Ballet have taken over the Royal Albert Hall for a few days to sometimes spectacular effect. Unfortunately there’s also a lot of slack and a sense that … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 28 December 2017

Hallmost done As ever there are plenty of Nutcrackers inhabiting London’s theatres this year and even Birmingham Royal Ballet [BRB] have upped sticks from the Black Country for a week to show what they have to offer. The cavernous Royal … Continue reading

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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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