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Giselle- English National Ballet

Even though this blog is primarily about great places to go for food and drink I thought I’d expand city socialiser’s horizons and inject a bit of culture into the blog by writing about the theatre!

I absolutely LOVE going to the theatre its one of my favourite past times and unfortunately I don’t get to go as often as I’d like, however when I saw the opportunity for 50% off seats to go to the English National Ballet I simply couldn’t refuse!

The girls and I went off to see Giselle performed at the London Coliseum (near Charing Cross) last night and loved every minute of it! At first I wasn’t too sure about the seats, I assumed being 50% of they would be rubbish but despite being in the balcony we could see every corner of the stage and we had a brilliant view of clever floor patterns from above.

The London Coliseum is such an amazing theatre and the decoration is unbelievable, even if you’re not into ballet but get the opportunity to go for something else, do it!

The show had a prelude of Men Y Men, which is a much more modern ballet piece with breathtaking movements from the male members of the company.

Giselle is a very romantic ballet, it tells the tale of innocence, betrayal and the redemptive power love. The English National Ballet stays true to the original 1841 piece and moves swiftly through the sunny optimism of Giselle’s village until she dies of a broken heart and is left to a ghostly, moonlit world of mystery and menace, however love will always prevail in the end!

I found tickets for the ballet at Student Beans and for £20, including booking fees, I had a great evening, we all thoroughly enjoyed it and felt very cultured afterwards! This particular ballet is only running until the weekend; however I’m sure there will be others that come up on the site if you fancy seeing something a bit different.