If nothing else, you can’t help but notice that the O2 Arena in London is big. Like very, very big. Whilst we have tremendous facilities here at our home, preparing The Nutcracker for our performances in London (from the 27 – 30 December) required a rather more expansive space, so off the company went to the NEC which, like the O2, is very, very big. In order to demonstrate this, Eleanor Morgan, who is the Senior Lighting Technician at Birmingham Royal Ballet, sent us this amazing picture from rehearsals at the NEC.