Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Royal Ballet present The Nutcracker

Our magical, spectacular Christmas ballet returns to the Royal Albert Hall

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By popular demand, Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Royal Albert Hall with our enchanting production of this Christmas favourite. This magical ballet, with its ravishing Tchaikovsky score, is the quintessential Christmas treat for all the family.

We join Clara in the Victorian setting of her family home. As midnight strikes, the magical Christmas tree grows and grows, Clara’s nutcracker doll and his army of toy soldiers come to life, and Clara is swept away into a fantasy adventure through an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes to the magical kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The spectacular staging was created especially for the Royal Albert Hall with Simon Callow as the voice of Clara’s mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer. Video and projection by Tony-Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in ParisWar Horse) and gorgeous period costumes conjure up a spellbinding fantasy world, in which Birmingham Royal Ballet’s superb dancers and full orchestra weave their magic.

Priority Booking for Friends & Donors opens at 9am on Wednesday 18 April.

Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday 20 April.

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