Karla Doorbar as Clara and Jamie Bond as the Prince; image: Birmingham Royal Ballet; photo: Bill Cooper
Belfast Grand Opera House
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Sadler's Wells, London
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Ashton Double bill
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
Free pre-performance talks
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Triple bill
The Taming of the Shrew
Variations Triple bill (Birmingham)
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________________________________________________________________________There's no better sign that Christmas approaches than the arrival of Birmingham Royal Ballet's evergreen production of The Nutcracker. Brimming with festive energy, this ballet charms young and old alike.
When a young girl sneaks downstairs on Christmas eve to play with her new nutcracker doll, she is swept up in a fantastic journey, filled with toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies, and of course her handsome prince. This world-famous production by Sir Peter Wright, with exquisite designs by John Macfarlane, is acclaimed as one of the best in the world.
'Superior to any other presented in the UK today'
THE ARTS DESK
'Delivers the wow-factor year on year'
Approx 2 hours and 5 minutes
ACT I | ACT II
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Five Best Ballet Baddies
Five Theatrical Transformations
Nutcracker activity sheets
The Lowry’s Youth Dance Ambassadors
Five on-stage horses
1991-2011 Nutcracker posters
Video: The Nutcracker trailer
Video: Clara and the Nutcracker Prince in rehearsal
Video: Three Sugar Plum Fairies
Five onstage Movember moments
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Peter Wright; Lev Ivanov; Vincent Redmon
Production Peter Wright
Designs John F. Macfarlane
Lighting David A. Finn
18 December 1892, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet
29 December 1990, Birmingham Hippodrome