The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family
living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.
RECORDED LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Thursday 8 December 2016
Approximate running time: about 2 hours 15 minutes
Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Original scenario Marius Petipa
Production and scenario Peter Wright
Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting designer Mark Henderson
Staging Christopher Carr
Conductor Boris Gruzin
Tickets £16.50 Adult, £14.50 Senior, £10.00 Child (under 16)
Booking Fees per transaction, 50p at Box Office, £1.00 on internet or telephone bookings.
This Event is On Screen