Christmas With Lee Mead at The London Coliseum

Lee Stephen Mead is an English musical theatre actor, best known for winning the title role in the 2007 West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat through the BBC reality TV casting show Any Dream Will Do. He recently joined the London cast of Wicked and is also pursuing a music career with his first series of solo concerts in the UK during 2010/11.

Don’t miss Lee Mead’s sparkling solo appearance direct from his starring role in the West End musical Wicked.

The winner of BBC1 reality show Any Dream Will Do, Lee Mead first hit the headlines as a musical theatre star, performing to packed houses in the West End as Joseph. Here is a unique opportunity to get a little closer to the man behind the voice, as Lee chats about his life, his music and his career so far. Treat yourself to seasonal songs and well known, heart-stopping hits specially chosen by him to share with you this Christmas – including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door, Paint It Black, Kiss and many more.

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Romeo and Juliet at The London Coliseum

The world’s greatest love story is told through Nureyev’s inventive choreography with sumptuous costumes and sets that transport you to the grandeur and bustle of Renaissance Venice.

Prokofiev’s exhilarating and memorable score played by the Orchestra of English National Ballet is the very heartbeat of this tragic tale of love and destiny. Rudolf Nureyev’s award-winning production of Romeo and Juliet was especially created for English National Ballet in 1977 to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. The Company has since performed it worldwide to critical acclaim. 

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Mikhailovsky Ballet – Swan Lake at The London Coliseum

Mikhailovsky Ballet – Swan Lake at The London Coliseum which is music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Asaf Messerer, revised by Mikhail Messerer, set and costume design by Simon Virsaladze and principal designer of the revival is Vyacheslav Okunev.

Swan Lake is the jewel in the repertoire of St. Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre and the highlight of its London season in 2010. This is a revival of the historical Moscow staging in 1956 – an exquisite production with choreography by Alexander Gorsky and Asaf Messerer. The triumphal restaging of this Swan Lake at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in September 2009 was devised by Mikhail Messerer, the company’s ballet master in chief. The epoch of Alexander Gorsky saw the next phase in the evolution of dance following the ballet classicism of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The staging boasts the superb sets and costumes by renowned Russian theatre designer of Georgian origin, Simon Virsaladze. The legend of a young prince finding his true love, a swan princess bewitched by an evil genius, offers all the dancers of the company a great opportunity to show their talents.

Giselle at The London Coliseum

Giselle will perform for 2 nights at The London Coliseum from 15th Jun 2010 to 16th Jun 2010.

The Mikhailovsky Theatre’s 2008 production of Giselle by Nikita Dolgushin, a specialist in historical works, amazed public and critics.

Dolgushin, a noble Albrecht in his time as a dancer, inspired this production, delicately uniting dance and classic mime. The choreographer reveals the essence of this romantic era ballet: the story of Giselle is told in the language of ballet classicism. Together with Vyacheslav Okunev, who designed the epitome of romantic settings, Dolgushin created a production that was described by the Sunday Times as ‘an exemplary Giselle’.

Cipollino Mikhailovsky at The London Coliseum

Karen Khachaturian’s Cipollino Mikhailovsky at The London Coliseum from 17 July 2010 to 24 July2010.

The fairy-tale story by Italian author Gianni Rodari tells of the adventures of the Little Onion boy (Cipollino), who fights the unjust treatment of his fellow vegetable folk (his little girlfriend Radish, old Mr Pumpkin, handyman Master Grape) by the fruit “aristocracy” (foppish Prince Lemon, martinet Signor Tomato and the Count Cherry).

Although the ballet was created especially for young people, it never lacks the “serious” choreography of classical ballet. The principals of the Mikhailovsky Ballet really enjoy themselves turning from Siegfrieds and Odettes into ‘vegetables’ and ‘fruits’. The rhythms of dance, the portrayal and humour of the characters and the exceptional performances keeps everyone enthralled.

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