A venue for music, theatre, comedy, dance & cinema &
space for community activities, exhibitions & workshops.
TEL: 01404 384050
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Performed by: The Royal Ballet
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Lauren Cuthbertson
Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.
The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.
Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.
THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL
Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46