The Nutcracker

From the Royal Ballet, London projected onto our GIANT screen!

Choreography by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov | Music by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Ballet in two acts

A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets: it must be the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. This now-classic Royal Ballet production creates the world of the 19th-century onstage, with a Christmas tree that magically grows and toy soldiers that come to life!

From the very first notes of Tchaikovsky’s overture to The Nutcracker, a sense of mystery and magic pervades the theatre as Herr Drosselmeyer sets in train the events that will see his beloved nephew, Hans Peter, freed from the enchantment of the evil Mouse King by the resourceful Clara.

The Nutcracker unfolds over two glorious acts. For Act I it is Christmas Eve and we are brought to a party at which Drosselmeyer gives young Clara a nutcracker doll – beginning a night that includes a magically growing Christmas tree, a midnight battle of toy soldiers at which the Nutcracker defeats the villainous Mouse King and his army of mice, and a headlong pas de deux in which Clara and Hans Peter meet and celebrate their triumph before being enveloped in a magical snowstorm.

Act II whisks the young pair off to the Kingdom of the Sweets, where they are entertained by the Sugar Plum Fairy with her handsome Prince and her glittering court in a series of dazzling dances.

Peter Wright’s classic production, first seen at Covent Garden in 1984, is an essential part of Christmas for audiences of all ages.

CAST
Sugar Plum FairyRoberta Marquez The PrinceSteven McRae
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
ConductorTBAChoreographyPeter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Production and ScenarioPeter WrightDesignsJulia Trevelyan Oman
MusicPyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky  
           Running Time
130 min including intermission
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