November 27, 2012, 3:29 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Legendary ballet ĎThe Nutcracker' is coming to the London Coliseum this Christmas. The festive classic is to be performed by the English National Ballet nightly from December 12th until January 5th 2013.
Based on E.T.A. Hoffman's 1816 story, the tale recounts a young girl's magical adventure after her favourite toy comes to life on Christmas Eve and she is whisked away to a land of living dolls. It became the world's most famous ballet in 1892 after choreographers Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa set movement to Tchaikovsky's instantly-recognisable score.
The latest production features updated choreography from Wayne Eagling. The show promises to be one of the major spectacles of this year's London Christmas. Tickets for ‘The Nutcracker' at the Coliseum cost between £8 and £60.
Website LondonTown.com, the capital's premier events and booking site, carries more details and ticket purchasing. The site is also offering reduced rates on a number of hotels close to the Coliseum. All discounts are available exclusively through LondonTown.com.
The Guoman Hotel at Charing Cross is one of the deals on offer. Less than three minutes from the Coliseum, the Grade II listed Victorian railway hotel has recently been refurbished, and sits on the Strand, one of the city's prime tourist locations. For the duration of ‘The Nutcracker' it's offering a staggering 90% discount, bringing the cost of a night's stay down to just £99 (for a double room).
Equally as close to the Coliseum, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire – a luxury hotel – is offering deluxe double rooms at a 72% discount. The reduced rate brings the cost of a night's stay down to just £143. The Radisson is situated on Leicester Square, around three minute walk from the Coliseum.
For more information on London Christmas events, and to find further discounts on hotels close to the ENB's production of ĎThe Nutcracker', visit LondonTown.com.