The Nutcracker — at the British Museum

Address:
, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London51.51897 -0.126501
Tel:
0207 323 8000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
, 6th and
7.30 PM to 8.15 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£24. See britishmuseum.org

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A trip to see The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum is what Christmas is all about, but this version promises to be a little different, because this one will be taking place inside the British Museum!

The evening will begin in one of the Egyptian galleries where you will listen to some live music whilst enjoying some mince pies and mulled cider. You will then walk into the Great Court to watch Ballet Central perform their adaptation of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet.

You'll see Clara creep into the room to play with her brand-new nutcracker on Christmas Eve, only to get the surprise of her life -- because when the clock chimes midnight the decorated Christmas tree starts growing and growing through the ceiling! Her toy soldiers then come to life and battle with the Mouse King, before leading Clara to the Sugar Plum Fairy's home in the Kingdom of Sweets.

 

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Craig’s review of British Museum – “I always feel like a school kid walking round here, looking at all the broken bones and stones and pretending to be keen. "Yes, Miss... a piece of pottery from 1,000 BC. Amazing." Don't forget to tick them off on your sheet, she says. "When can we can we go home, Miss?" Not for another three hours, she says. "Oh Jesus Christ, are you serious?… continued”

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If you enjoy British Museum then you might like to visit Petrie Museum (you can walk it 10 mins), Sir John Soane’s Museum (you can walk it in 7 mins), Victoria & Albert Museum (catch the train from Tottenham Court Road to South Kensington) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Tottenham Court Road to Bond Street)

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