Tuesday, 13 October 2009


In association with English National Ballet, BALLET NEWS offers you an exclusive prize :

Two tickets for English National Ballet's production of The Nutcracker (see below for conditions)
A signed pair of pointe shoes - by Senior Principal Dancer Elena Glurdjidze

Photo: Annabel Moeller

Don’t miss your last chance to see English National Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker this Christmas. This vibrant and eccentric production designed by Gerald Scarfe and choreographed by Christopher Hampson will be performed for the last time, having enchanted London audiences for eight consecutive years.

The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer, and their amazing adventures in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. It is a spellbinding experience as Clara battles with a Mouse King, dances with snowflakes and falls in love with a handsome Prince.

Photo: Annabel Moeller

For your chance to win a magical night out, all you have to do is correctly answer the following question :

What is the name of the Fairy in The Nutcracker ?

Terms & conditions
The closing date for entries is Sunday 6th December 2009 at midnight GMT.
Please leave your answer in the comments box. 
One entry per person.
A voucher entitling the holder to 2 tickets will be posted to the winner after the closing date.
The voucher can be redeemed, subject to availability, on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, for either a matinee or evening performance between 17 -31st December 2009 at the London Coliseum


  1. hello, thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog! The fairy was the sugar plum fairy! x

  2. I saw the Nutcracker, here in Vancouver, years ago. Would love to see it again. The state of the arts, in Canada, is getting grim. So much has been cut, it's frightening. You've inspired me to send yet another email to our Premier. Thanks Elise!

  3. To devote one's life to the dance must be a fulfillment of the soul.
    Thankyou for introducing me to your wonderful posts and the beauty captured in every photo.

  4. Hi Elise,
    Sugar Plum Fairy!!
    I will enter you in my giveaway.
    Good Luck!

  5. Elise dear,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog! How ever did you find me? I see you are in the know about ballet...what a beautiful life. Merci mille fois! ANita

  6. Oh my sister loves Ballet. I must mention this to her!

  7. My first introduction to ballet was in a young girls comic called Judy. Then occasionally there was glimpses on television. Children rarely read comics nowadays which is a great pity as although there are more television channels there appears to be less ballet shown. It would be lovely to see it promoted in schools.
    I have always enjoyed Tchaikovsky as he puts a spell on music especially the violin.
    The only name that I can remember regarding fairies from the Nutcracker is the Sugar Plum fairy. I don't suppose that this is the name thatn you are looking for - but if it is and if I were to win then please donate the prize to Children in Need.

    Thank you for your friendship and visits to my blog. This visit to yours has certainly stretched my brain cells - I don't think that I have ever thought about fairies so much in my life!

  8. what a happy outing to contmplate!

    Aloha, Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

  9. That is so cool. Just keep us updated who will be the winners of those precious tickets. ;D Have a great week. ;D

    Travel and Living
    Job Hunt Pinoy

  10. How exciting! The fairy is the Sugar Plum Fairy! What a wonderful way to spend Christmas!

  11. Hi Elise, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. My daughter is a very good ballerina and aims to go to dance school in the future...hence my stitching of dance/ballet items.
    Please enter me in your draw - the answer is the Sugar Plum Fairy.
    I will pass your blog address onto my daughter I am sure she will enjoy reading it.

  12. Elsie ~ Thanks so much for stopping by our blog! I love to read about what is going on in the ballet world! My granddaughter, Lauren has been taking ballet for about 4 years nows and just loves it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and the wonderful inspiration!


  13. A signed pair of pointe shoes, how amazing. This is my favorite ballet, and I have never missed seeing the Nutcracker. I can only imagine how magnificent the performance is in London. When I visited London I did go to the theater, but did not get to see the Ballet.

  14. thanks so much for the comment! what a delightful blog you have - i LOVE the ballet so much, i only wish i could go more often. i'm not entering for the chance to win tickets - london is too far to travel to even if i did win ballet tickets - but just to tell you what a lovely blog you have!

  15. hola! Thanks so much for coming by my blog. I have always loved ballet and I hoping to see the nutcracker this season but here in Cali. What a wonderful opportunity you have offered here. :)

  16. Hello Elise,What a lovely givaway,but please don't enter me.I would love the shoes but there is no way to get to a Ballet from Picayune Miss.But I do hope some lovely young girl that can will win.
    I hope you are doing well.You take care.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  17. thanks for your comment
    i've never been to the ballet D:
    i would love to though


  18. wow, what amazing competition, the nutcracker has to be one of my favourite ballets, i saw it at christmas once when i was little and fell in love with it! and wow elena glurdjidze!!!!!! the fairy is the sugar plum fairy :) xxxxxxx

  19. Great competition, the fairy in the Nutcracker is The Sugar Plum fairy.....Keep up the good work here...xxxx

  20. the sugar plum fairy. I'd take my daughter

  21. Anonymous - thank you for your entry. Unfortunately you would need to identify yourself in order to enter the competition. Please feel free to enter again - but this time not anonymously as you leave no way of making contact with you should you win !

  22. Sugar Plum of course! Great Blog! ;-)

  23. Happy to have stumbled upon this page! Your blog is straight into my favourites...
    The answer is the Sugar Plum Fairy!
    m.r.gillingham at gmail dot com

  24. Hello Elise!

    Absolutely love this blog.

    Answer: the Sugar Plum Fairy.

    Best, Charlotte.

  25. She is the sugar plum fairy! please enter me!


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