December 13, 2012, 3:55 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The London Coliseum is hosting a Christmas run of ‘The Nutcracker'. Performed by the English National Ballet, the show will run from December 12th until January 5th 2013.
The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman's 1816 novella, ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King', in which a young girl's favourite toy comes to life on Christmas Eve. The girl is whisked away to a magical kingdom of living dolls. The story was famously brought to the stage in 1892. Working from Alexandre Dumas' adaptation, choreographers Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa set movement to Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic score.
New choreography has been created by Wayne Eagling, former artistic director of the English National Ballet. The performance is expected to be a highlight of this year's Christmas season in the capital. Tickets cost between £8 and £60, with evening and matinee shows running from Wednesday to Friday, and matinees only on Sundays.
For travelling ballet fans seeking an affordable London hotel, LondonTown.com is currently offering discounted rates on a number of rooms near the Coliseum. Reduced rates are available exclusively through the LondonTown.com website.
Located on The Strand, Charing Cross – A Guoman Hotel is less than three minutes walk from the Coliseum. A grade II listed building, this Victorian railway hotel has recently been refurbished to an exacting standard, lending cutting edge amenities to the building's beautifully maintained 19 th century elegance. The Guoman is offering a 90% discount, bringing the cost of a night's stay in a double room down to £99.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel is offering deluxe double rooms at a 73% discount, making the cost of a night's stay down to just £143. The hotel is situated on Leicester Square , a short walk from the Coliseum.
The four-star Royal Trafalgar is a four minute walk from the London Coliseum, and is currently offering 90% off double rooms, making the cost of a night's stay only £97. The offer applies to double rooms only.
For more information on Christmas events in the capital, and to find your own discounted London hotel, visit LondonTown.com.