DANCE

Where London - - Entertainment -

Lon­don Coli­seum

Home to the English Na­tional Opera. Pro­duc­tions are sung in English. 11-22 Jan: Giselle. A bal­let about a young peas­ant girl who falls for a duke who hides his no­bil­ity and his en­gage­ment to an­other woman. When she dis­cov­ers he has de­ceived her, she is driven to mad­ness. Please check for times. Tick­ets £14-£ 79. www.eno.org. 33 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4ES. T: 020-7845 9300. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

Royal Opera House

The Royal Bal­let Com­pany’s home base.

To 12 Jan: The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s fa­mous score is brought to life by The Royal Bal­let. Check for times (some sold out). Tick­ets £6-£120. www.roh.org.uk. Bow St, WC2E 9DD. T: 020-7304 4000. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Sadler’s Wells

To 29 Jan: The Red Shoes. Matthew Bourne’s ver­sion of the 1948 Pow­ell and Press­burger film, which is in turn based on the tragic fairy­tale by Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen. It tells the story of a tal­ented dancer who finds her­self torn be­tween love and her ca­reer, with tragic con­se­quences. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm (& 26 Jan); Sun 2pm (not 1 Jan); Sun 7pm (not 1 & 29 Jan). Tick­ets £12-£68. www.sadler­swells.com. Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rose­bery Av­enue, EC1R 4TN. T: 020-7863 8000. Off map. Sta­tion: An­gel.

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