By Debra Craine for The Times
ENGLISH National Ballet must be so relieved to find itself back at the Coliseum for Christmas. During the theatre’s closure last year, ENB had to take its Nutcracker west to the Hammersmith Apollo, one of the worst venues for dance in London.
The resulting £700,000 drop in box-office takings left a large hole in the company’s finances and necessitated the cancellation of its much-heralded autumn offering, Michael Corder’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
All that was put behind them as the dancers stepped on to the Coliseum stage for the opening of The Nutcracker and looked at the stunning transformation of their redeveloped London home. click for more