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English National Ballet Nutcracker

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Matinee ballet La Sylphide and Song of the Earth

Attended matinee of two ballets at the London Coliseum performed by the English National Ballet... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Richard C
London, United Kingdom
Even better than we had expected

I have to confess that I'm no ballet aficionado. That said, we had always wanted to see a great... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Attended matinee of two ballets at the London Coliseum performed by the English National Ballet. Seated in the stalls with a good view of the stage. Very comfortable and plenty of room to stretch. Excellent performances especially La Sylphide ( a favourite of mine). Beautiful...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have to confess that I'm no ballet aficionado. That said, we had always wanted to see a great performance of The Nutcracker and where better if not by the English National Ballet at the ENO. I think there is a stigma about ballet, but...More

Thank Alandnikki
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We went to see the show yesterday evening, amazing performance from all dancers. First part slow, second part much better. We had a family of 5 behind us with 3 kids, they were noisy, moved all the time, talked.... it was nightmare. Seats very uncomfortable....More

2  Thank JanaSigi
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely story well presented as ever. Fantastic dancers BUT the seats are awful. They were not built for people of today - too narrow and not enough leg room. It’s time to update them. I understand they are historic and old so I’m sure they...More

Thank Bluexandee
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at the Coliseum watching this ballet! Dancing was beautiful, music, costumes and scenes were mesmerising! Will definitely return, hopefully soon!

Thank cmyoung_13
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Mesmerising and stunning performance! The whole thing was simply captivating and enchanting! The costumes were full of sparkle and the dancers were so elegant and graceful.

Thank 17Dolly22
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been accused of being a bit of a grinch in the past so I thought I’d really get myself into the Christmas spirit with a trip to see Nutcracker at The Coliseum. The first half is a little slow in my opinion and unless...More

1  Thank Nidgehammer
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I went with my mother and my son a couple of days before Christmas. Such a nice production! We all enjoyed it. The dancers and the music were superb. The first half was more about telling the story, while the second half was a bonanza...More

Thank Mara M
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I loved seeing the Nutcracker last year so we took our teenagers with their ‘other halves’ this year. They loved it too!!

Thank Trish515
Reviewed 17 December 2017

My first ballet and I thought it was stunning! The dancing was absolutely beautiful, the ice skating, the hot air balloon and the giant mouse trap were fun additions. I could understand others criticisms that the story got a bit lost in the second half...More

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Response from Mara M | Reviewed this property |
We had balcony seats and had no glasses available to rent.