About The Nutcracker
No other version comes close
At the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, Clara tiptoes downstairs and is swept away on an unforgettable magical journey…
At her parents’ lavish Christmas party, Clara is given a mysterious Nutcracker Doll. Once all the guests have left, she sneaks downstairs to find her present and comes face-to-face with the fearsome King Rat, ready to do battle with the Nutcracker and his band of toy soldiers. As soon as King Rat is vanquished, Clara is whisked away on a magical adventure with the Nutcracker, travelling through swirling snowflakes to an enchanting kingdom where she is transformed into the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Delivers the wow-factor year on year
Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, performed live by the 60-strong Royal Ballet Sinfonia, provides the captivating soundtrack to this festive classic.
This sumptuous and timeless production boasts daring swordfights, falling snow, magic, and a 30-foot Christmas tree. Whether you’re yearning for a hint of nostalgia or looking to start a whole new tradition for your family and friends, start your festive season with a little theatrical sparkle.
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
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Tickets from £25*
Great offers for Under-16s (Tuesday to Friday)*
Audio description & touch tour: Sat 25 Nov**
*Prices and discounts are limited and subject to availability; concessions available; terms and conditions apply, see birminghamhippodrome.com. **Audio-described matinee performance, with touch tour from 12.15pm. Contact Ticket Sales for details or to book.
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