English National Ballet | Nutcracker Delights Casting

Making their return to stage, English National Ballet performs Nutcracker Delights at the London Coliseum this Christmas, now opening Thursday 17 December and running until Sunday 3 January 2021

Nutcracker Delights is a special 75-minute version of the festive classic which sees the Company perform a selection of the ballet’s most popular moments and iconic scenes, from Snowflakes and hot air balloon rides to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s famous score played live by musicians from English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet’s Artistic Director said: “English National Ballet has performed a version of The Nutcracker every year since the Company was founded in 1950 and I’m so pleased that, despite the challenges faced, we have been able to find a way for the tradition to live on, in this, our 70th Anniversary year. It’s more important than ever that we are able to bring audiences some festive joy this Christmas and we cannot wait to return to the stage next month.”

Opening night will see Natascha Mair’s first performance with English National Ballet. Natascha, who has previously performed with Vienna State Opera Ballet, has joined the Company as Principal and will be debuting in the role of Clara and will also perform the role of Sugar Plum Fairy later in the run. 

Also performing in the iconic roles of Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy are Lead Principals Erina Takahashi and Fernanda Oliveira, Principal Shiori Kase and First Soloists Emma Hawes and Katja Khaniukova. Lead Principals Joseph Caley, Jeffrey Cirio, Isaac Hernández and Francesco Gabriele Frola will perform the role of Prince, whilst First Soloist Junor Souza will dance both Prince and Nutcracker. First Soloist Aitor Arrieta, Soloist Skyler Martin and Artist of the Company Fernando Carratalá Coloma dance the role of Nutcracker.

Principal Casting
(in the order of Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, Prince, Nutcracker) 

Thursday 17 December

Natascha Mair*, Erina Takahashi, Joseph Caley, Aitor Arrieta

Friday 18 December

Katja Khaniukova, Fernanda Oliveira, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Junor Souza 

Saturday 19 December (mat)

Erina Takahashi, Shiori Kase, Isaac Hernández, Skyler Martin

Saturday 19 December

Erina Takahashi, Shiori Kase, Isaac Hernández, Skyler Martin

Monday 21 December (mat)

Emma Hawes, Katja Khaniukova, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Monday 21 December

Emma Hawes, Katja Khaniukova, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Tuesday 22 December (mat)

Natascha Mair, Erina Takahashi, Joseph Caley, Aitor Arrieta

Tuesday 22 December

Natascha Mair, Erina Takahashi, Joseph Caley, Aitor Arrieta

Wednesday 23 December (mat)

Fernanda Oliveira, Emma Hawes, Junor Souza, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Wednesday 23 December

Fernanda Oliveira, Emma Hawes, Junor Souza, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Thursday 24 December (mat)

Erina Takahashi, Shiori Kase, Isaac Hernández, Skyler Martin

Saturday 26 December (mat)

Katja Khaniukova, Fernanda Oliveira, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Junor Souza 

Sunday 27 December (mat)

Natascha Mair, Erina Takahashi, Joseph Caley, Aitor Arrieta

Tuesday 29 December

Emma Hawes, Katja Khaniukova, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Wednesday 30 December

Shiori Kase, Natascha Mair, Isaac Hernández, Skyler Martin

Thursday 31 December (mat)

Emma Hawes, Katja Khaniukova, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Saturday 2 January (mat)

Katja Khaniukova, Fernanda Oliveira, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Junor Souza 

Saturday 2 January

Katja Khaniukova, Fernanda Oliveira, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Junor Souza 

Sunday 3 January (mat)

Shiori Kase, Natascha Mair, Isaac Hernández, Skyler Martin

*Debut in role with English National Ballet

Casting is subject to change.

All rehearsals and performances are in strict compliance with the UK Government’s COVID-19 guidance.

Nutcracker Delights

London Coliseum 

Thursday 17 December 2020 – Sunday 3 January 2021

This performance runs for approximately 75 minutes with no interval.

Presented by English National Ballet Enterprises Ltd

Comments are closed.