The Nutcracker Event Information page

The Nutcracker

Event details

  • Event times:
    • 12/12 : Start : 2.30pm
    • 23/12 : Start : 6.00pm
  • Venue : Pavilions - Auditorium
12th December to 23rd December
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The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.

 

Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.

 

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th-century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party. The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life. Wright's choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet's original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

 

Running time: 140 minutes (including one interval)

BBFC certificate: U

 

 

CREDITS

Cast

Lauren Cuthbertson The Sugar Plum Fairy

Federico Bonelli The Prince

Francesca Hayward Clara

Alexander Campbell Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker

Production

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky Music

Peter Wright after Marius Petipa Choreography

Peter Wright Production and Scenario

 

 

PLEASE NOTE 

SEATING WILL BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED
Our box office syatem has been upgraded to ensure all bookings are socially distanced. When you make your booking the system will automatically take the seats from sale around you.  If you are having difficulty on line please feel free to call our box office and they can help.

SEAT COVERS
Volunteers have been hard at work creating touch covers for our seat backs and arm rests. These will be washed after every show.

FACE COVERINGS
It is now mandatory to wear face coverings at cinemas & theatres. Please wear one unless exempt.

SOCIAL DISTANCING
We ask that you maintain social distancing at all times.

HAND SANITISING
We ask that you use the hand sanitiser provided each time you enter the auditorium.

ONE WAY
Please follow and adhere to the one way system in place.

ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME
Latecomers will not be admitted once lights have gone down.

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