LondonTown.com Offers Great Deals On London Hotels For Visitors To the Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Released on: November 30, 2011, 8:11 am
The Royal Opera House stages its celebrated version of the popular Christmas ballet
Choreographer Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker, performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House since 1984, may well be the longest running Ė returning for its 27th year on Saturday 3rd December 2011 and running until Wednesday 18th January 2012 Ė but it is also the most delightful and critically acclaimed in London.
Tickets to The Nutcracker are highly sought after and for those who have managed to secure a seat and who want to stay in the city the best advice is to book one of the cheap London hotels on the website LondonTown.com which has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets.
No wonder The Royal Ballet's production is so popular, it's ďeasily the most fabulous lookingĒ ( The Guardian ) of the many different versions of The Nutcracker staged in London at this time of year. Though traditional, the long-standing production shows no signs of ageing with its growing Christmas tree, its exquisitely detailed costumes and lavish sets.
Tchaikovsky's score is Ďthe star of The Nutcracker' according to Peter Wright and it's hard to disagree as the ballet contains some of the most recognisable tunes in classical music Ė including ĎDance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' and ĎWaltz of the Snowflakes'. The plot, based on E.T.A. Hoffman's adapted story, begins on Christmas Eve when a little girl, Clara, is given a nutcracker doll by the mysterious Drosselmeyer. That night, as the clock strikes twelve, the toys come to life and a balletic battle between the mice, led by the Mouse King, and an army of toy soldiers begins.
The Nutcracker has a special place at the heart of the Royal Opera House; it was this production, starring Darcey Bussell as the Sugar Plum Fairy, which was chosen as the first full-length ballet to be performed by the Royal Ballet when the venue re-opened its doors in December 1999 following a two-year closure and a £214 million renovation project.
As much a part of Christmas as opening the presents, a trip to The Nutcracker is a wonderful festive outing. For more information about the Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker visit LondonTown.com, a useful resource for visitors planning a trip to London with listings on everything from ballet to boltholes. Find and book hotels and restaurants, and discover the most festive events happening in London this Christmas.
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