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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.
> 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”
Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra – 29 Mar 2019 – The Russian National Philharmonic will be playing some classical music by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky at Cadogan Hall.
Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk – 16 May 2019 – The Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk will be playing some music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky at Cadogan Hall.
Slavonic Masters at Cadogan Hall – 4 Jun 2019 – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing classical music by Borodin, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky at Cadogan Hall.
New piece of work by Liam Mattison – 9 Jun 2019 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be playing Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and a new piece of work by Liam Mattison
Il Segreto di Susanna + Iolanta – 22, 24, 26, 30 Jul, 1 and 3 Aug 2019 – This double-bill of two one-act operas will include a performance of Wolf-Ferrari's Il Segreto di Susanna, and Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of artist's postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Rembrandt — Thinking On Paper – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of 65 rarely seen Rembrandt prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Master's death
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