Went to the ballet last night – saw Nutcracker by the Moscow ballet at the Leeds Grand. Really enjoyed it, actually.. the perfomance was technically very competant (in as much as I know anything about ballet), and very enjoyable to watch the dances to the familiar tunes (gotta love Tchaikovsky), the costumes were fantastic, as were the sets.
Must say that the plot passed me by a bit (no programme – not paying 4 quid – and I wasn’t familiar with the story), but nutcrackerballet.net has a good synopsis, together with the well-known musical pieces from it.
All in all a great night out.