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Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

We will be showing the 2016 performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker from The Royal Opera Ballet on Tuesday 17th December at 7.15pm

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.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here


Cast and Creatives
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Original scenario: Marius Petipa after E.T.A.Hoffmann

Production and scenario: Peter Wright

Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting designer: Mark Henderson

Staging: Christopher Carr

Conductor: Boris Gruzin

The Sugar Plum Fairy: Lauren Cuthbertson

The Prince: Federico Bonelli

Clara: Francesca Hayward

Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker: Alexander Campbell

Herr Drosselmeyer: Gary Avis

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Tue. 17 Dec, 2019


19:15 - 22:25