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Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker


Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed.
Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets.

Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

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Cast and Creatives

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Original scenario: Marius Petipa after E.T.A. Hoffman
Production and scenario: Peter Wright
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting designer: Mark Henderson
Production consultant: Roland John Wiley

The Sugar Plum Fairy: Anna Rose O’Sullivan
The Prince: Marcelino Sambé

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Andrew Litton


Tue. 12 Dec, 2023


19:15 - 22:15