An En Pointe Prize

We can’t think of anything more positive and magical than going to see The Nutcracker ballet this Christmas at the Royal Opera House. So this month we are giving away two tickets to see this enchanting production. It is a seasonal favourite with something for everyone to enjoy. E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story tells the tale of one Christmas Eve, when young Clara creeps downstairs for one of her presents, but instead finds herself at the start of a night of magical adventures as the Christmas tree magically grows and the toy soldiers come to life to fight the Mouse King!

The beautifully coloured imaginings of the fantasy Sugar Garden and its celebratory dances make a fabulous contrast – the Sugar Plum Fairy is just one of the delights you might discover here – and Peter Wright’s production tells the story clearly from its mysterious start to its happy conclusion. Through it all, Tchaikovsky’s music is some of the most instantly memorable of all ballets.

Going to The Opera House is always a glamorous occasion so we would love to know what you might wear. To be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets to The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House, simply take a picture of yourself in your perfect outfit for a night at the ballet and post it below or on our Fabulous Prizes page. The best ballet look will win!

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Denise Elphick

Denise Elphick is a lifestyle journalist whose work has appeared in the Sunday Times Style magazine, the Telegraph, the Times, the London Evening Standard, Grazia, Homes & Gardens, Living Etc and Easy Living as well as the New York Times and Boston Globe. She is the co-writer of a travel book, Weekend Breaks, published by Simon & Schuster, and was a co-founder of the restaurant booking site Toptable.