Nutcracker Delights


17 Dec - 03 Jan
Approx. 75 minutes
No interval
A box of ballet treats for the festive season

Step inside the London Coliseum and open a box filled with exquisite dancing, beautiful live music, and festive cheer.

English National Ballet has been performing a version of Nutcracker every year since 1950. In 2020, the tradition lives on. With this special production, let our dancers and musicians take you on a whirlwind tour of the classic ballet’s most popular moments, with Tchaikovsky’s famous score played live.

Join Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker on a hot air balloon ride to the Land of Snow, and enjoy iconic scenes featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, Flowers and more.

Packed with delicious divertissements, Nutcracker Delights will be an unforgettable Christmas treat: make it a part of your holiday celebrations this year.

The performance will run for approximately 75 minutes with no interval.

Click here to read more about the London Coliseum’s measures to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all ballet goers, and to plan your visit.

Only children aged 5+ are allowed in the auditorium.

Presented by English National Ballet Enterprises Ltd

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MEET THE PRINCIPAL CAST

See casting for all dates

Natascha Mair

Clara

Erina Takahashi

Sugar Plum Fairy

Joseph Caley

Prince

Aitor Arrieta

Nutcracker

CREATIVE TEAM

Wayne Eagling

Choreography

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music

Gavin Sutherland

New Reduced Orchestration

Toer van Schayk

Concept

Peter Farmer

Design

David Richardson

Lighting

Discounts

Only one discount per ticket. Subject to availability. Available from the London Coliseum Box Office, on all performances and all price bands unless stated otherwise.

Friends of English National Ballet

20% off Stalls, Dress and Upper Circle seats, max 6 per person. Become a Friend today to receive your discount code.

 
Wheelchair Rate
Please note that due to safety precautions, Groups and Schools bookings cannot be accommodated.

FAQ

What is the difference between this performance and the original Nutcracker

Nutcracker Delights is a shorter, simplified version of English National Ballet’s traditional production of Nutcracker. The performance, running at 75 minutes with no interval, features highlights from the ballet. These include the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince, the Snowflakes, the Flowers, the Spanish dance and more.

 

Why is English National Ballet not performing their full version of Nutcracker

We have created Nutcracker Delights as a shorter, simplified version of our traditional production of Nutcracker in order to make it easier to maximise social distancing for the audience, performers, technicians and everyone involved in the production. A shorter running time, with no interval, will allow for complete, enhanced cleaning front and back of house between matinee and evening performances each day.

 

What measures are in place to make the London Coliseum Covid-secure and keep my visit secure?

Timed arrival, a one-way entry system, socially-distanced seating, compulsory face covering and enhanced cleaning are some of the measures put in place to ensure audiences’ safety and comfort. Read more on the London Coliseum’s website.

Click here to view the seating map.

Meet the principal cast

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London Coliseum, Thu 17 December 2020, 7.30pm

Natascha Mair

Clara

Erina Takahashi

Sugar Plum Fairy

Joseph Caley

Prince

Aitor Arrieta

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Fri 18 December 2020, 7.30pm

Katja Khaniukova

Clara

Fernanda Oliveira

Sugar Plum Fairy

Francesco Gabriele Frola

Prince

Junor Souza

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Sat 19 December 2020, 3.30pm

Erina Takahashi

Clara

Shiori Kase

Sugar Plum Fairy

Isaac Hernández

Prince

Skyler Martin

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Sat 19 December 2020, 7.30pm

Erina Takahashi

Clara

Shiori Kase

Sugar Plum Fairy

Isaac Hernández

Prince

Skyler Martin

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Mon 21 December 2020, 3.30pm

Emma Hawes

Clara

Katja Khaniukova

Sugar Plum Fairy

Jeffrey Cirio

Prince

Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Mon 21 December 2020, 7.30pm

Emma Hawes

Clara

Katja Khaniukova

Sugar Plum Fairy

Jeffrey Cirio

Prince

Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Tue 22 December 2020, 3.30pm

Natascha Mair

Clara

Erina Takahashi

Sugar Plum Fairy

Joseph Caley

Prince

Aitor Arrieta

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Tue 22 December 2020, 7.30pm

Natascha Mair

Clara

Erina Takahashi

Sugar Plum Fairy

Joseph Caley

Prince

Aitor Arrieta

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Wed 23 December 2020, 3.30pm

Fernanda Oliveira

Clara

Emma Hawes

Sugar Plum Fairy

Junor Souza

Prince

Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Wed 23 December 2020, 7.30pm

Fernanda Oliveira

Clara

Emma Hawes

Sugar Plum Fairy

Junor Souza

Prince

Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Thu 24 December 2020, 3pm

Erina Takahashi

Clara

Shiori Kase

Sugar Plum Fairy

Isaac Hernández

Prince

Skyler Martin

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Sat 26 December 2020, 3.30pm

Katja Khaniukova

Clara

Fernanda Oliveira

Sugar Plum Fairy

Francesco Gabriele Frola

Prince

Junor Souza

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Sun 27 December 2020, 3pm

Natascha Mair

Clara

Erina Takahashi

Sugar Plum Fairy

Joseph Caley

Prince

Aitor Arrieta

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Tue 29 December 2020, 7.30pm

Emma Hawes

Clara

Katja Khaniukova

Sugar Plum Fairy

Jeffrey Cirio

Prince

Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Wed 30 December 2020, 7.30pm

Shiori Kase

Clara

Natascha Mair

Sugar Plum Fairy

Isaac Hernández

Prince

Skyler Martin

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Thu 31 December 2020, 3pm

Emma Hawes

Clara

Katja Khaniukova

Sugar Plum Fairy

Jeffrey Cirio

Prince

Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Sat 2 January 2021, 3.30pm

Katja Khaniukova

Clara

Fernanda Oliveira

Sugar Plum Fairy

Francesco Gabriele Frola

Prince

Junor Souza

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Sat 2 January 2021, 7.30pm

Katja Khaniukova

Clara

Fernanda Oliveira

Sugar Plum Fairy

Francesco Gabriele Frola

Prince

Junor Souza

Nutcracker

London Coliseum, Sun 3 January 2021, 3pm

Shiori Kase

Clara

Natascha Mair

Sugar Plum Fairy

Isaac Hernández

Prince

Skyler Martin

Nutcracker

Nutcracker Delights