English Na­tional Bal­let

The Daily Telegraph - Review - - THE CRITICAL LIST -

The first ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive for Irvin, who died in 2015, pairs his colour­ful ab­stract can­vases with works one-man sketch show.

Soho Theatre, Lon­don W1 (020 7478 0100), to next Sat and tour­ing by Pol­lock, de Koon­ing and oth­ers. ENB’s Nutcracker isn’t the flashiest or most ex­pen­sive, but it has plenty of lovely the­atri­cal de­tails (from ice skaters to a bal­loon ride), it feels im­pec­ca­bly Christ­massy, and ENB’s mag­nif­i­cent dancers are al­ways a treat to watch.

Royal West of Eng­land Acad­emy, Bris­tol (0117 973 5129), to­day-March 3 Lon­don Coli­seum, WC2 (020 7836 0111), Thurs-Dec 30

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