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The Nutcracker



There are no performances listed for The Nutcracker

Let yourself get swept up in the excitement of Christmas with one of the most famous classical ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Sir Peter Wright's unparalleled, world-famous production, complete with sets and costumes by John Macfarlane, the designer of the Company's stunning Cinderella, is performed in Birmingham this Christmas.

'A genuinely festive Nutcracker, affectionate and lively.'
The Independent

'As a stage spectacle it is sumptuous, with thrilling transformation scenes'
The Sunday Times

What more could a young girl ask for at Christmas, than for all her dreams to come true? Having crept downstairs at midnight to play with her new Nutcracker doll, Clara is swept up in a fantasy of toy soldiers, giant rats, snow fairies, magic and mystery. After saving her beloved Nutcracker from the King of the Rats, she is whisked away to an enchanted land and dances the night away in his arms, meeting a host of strange and exotic characters, before she is finally transformed into a beautiful ballerina.

The night passes in a blur and she wakes up on Christmas morning, at the foot of the Christmas tree, with memories that will stay with her forever, as the memory of this amazing production will stay with everyone who sees it.

'Superior to any other presented in the UK today'
The Arts Desk

'Delivers the wow-factor year on year'
Birmingham Post

'Unforgettable'
The Stage


Performance length


Approx 2 hours and 5 minutes

Storyguide


ACT I  |  ACT II

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Reviews


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Credits


Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Peter Wright; Lev Ivanov; Vincent Redmon
Production Peter Wright
Designs John F. Macfarlane
Lighting David A. Finn

World premiere


18 December 1892, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet


29 December 1990, Birmingham Hippodrome
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