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The Nutcracker



There are no performances listed for The Nutcracker

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'
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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