Jun 122009

London Breaks to English National Ballet

5 Star London Breaks at Reduced Prices!

Winter seems a long way off as we enjoy the lazy days of an English summer but if you want to get a great deal on a wonderful break to see some of the best ballet around you need to plan ahead. There’s really limited availability on this offer so you need to act fast. Each ballet is only on for a short run and will sell out quickly.

Three Wonderful Ballets at The London Colliseum

The Nutcracker

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First – from mid December to early January: Dec 16th 2009 – 2nd of January 2010

A magical London break to see The English National Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker in the majestic surroundings of the London Colliseum would make a perfect start to the festive season.

The Nutcracker, complete with all the classic trimmings is a wonderfully indulgent way to kick off the winter blues and get into the mood for all that lies ahead.

The story we all know and love comes to life as Clara meets The King of the Mice, journeys to the Land of Sweets and sees the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. No child and few adults can resist this sugary confection! It’s the perfect introduction to the ballet for children.
This production has been staged in London for the last 7 Christmases and this year is your last chance to see it. It definitely won’t be on next year!

The show runs from Dec 16th 2009 – 2nd of January 2010.
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The Snow Queen

Next, for just one week – Jan 8th – 16th 2010 – The Snow Queen


Snow Queen London Breaks

Perfect for slightly older, brave children, (or adults!) is the scary tale of Gerda and Kay and their encounters with the evil, heartless Snow Queen. Little ones might find it just a bit too scary but anyone 8 or over should be fine.

The story, dancing and music work wonderfully together in this production and create an amazing atmosphere.

The production is choreographed by Michael Corder. Prokofiev’s music and the magical set designs all fit together to create the icy court of the Snow Queen.

Just fabulous!

You will really need to be clever and act fast to grab tickets for this one!

Book a London Break to see the Snow Queen


Only on for 4 nights! Jan 20th to 23rd

Last is my own favourite, Giselle. It is the ultimate romantic ballet. Best suited to adults and older children Giselle is a wonderful, tragic love story.

Giselle falls in love with the handsome Duke Albrecht, but she discovers that he has deceived her. She dies of a broken heart.

Albrecht finds Giselle’s grave in a mist-wreathed forest glade. The grave is haunted by the vengeful ghosts of abandoned brides that force men to dance to their death. Giselle returns from the grave to save her beloved Albrecht from this fate.

Book a London Break to see Giselle


London Breaks to see Giselle

London Breaks to see Giselle

  2 Responses to “London Breaks to the Ballet”

  1. I am wanting to book a London break with Ballet tickets for August 2011. Is this possible yet, or am I far too early?

    Dulcie Matthews

  2. Yes, too early I believe. I don’t know of anything further forward than “Manon” 21 April 2011. Swan Lake, 18th March – 8th April is bookable now through the Royal Opera House website. Cathy Marston’s Bern Ballet return with two new works in May, which will be UK premieres.

    Ballo Della Regina/New McGregor/DGV : Danse A grande Vitesse (13 May 2011) Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina will be a Royal Ballet and European Premiere.

    Scenes De Ballet/Voluntaries/Still Life At The Penguin Cafe (28 May 2011)

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