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Thursday, 15 December 2022
Saturday, 7 January 2023
The English National Ballet has performed this magical tale every year at Xmas since 1950. This year it's due to be just as special as ever. The word on the streets says we're due for a sell-out as audiences flock to the West End post-lockdown. So what's the story? Nutcracker whisks us to a magical Christmas Eve in Edwardian London in 1800s. There's a party going on and Clara is given a fantastic hand-made nutcracker doll by her beloved godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. The doll is amazing and she falls instantly in love with it. But her little brother Freddy is envious and manages to break it.
That night Clara wakes up to find herself under an enormous Christmas tree, surrounded by human-sized mice going into battle with a load of tin soldiers, led by her Nutcracker doll. And so the magical adventure begins. The show stars more than 100 musicians and dancers, the stunning score is by the classical composer Tchaikovsky, and the choreography comes from Wayne Eagling. The ballet is based on an idea by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling, the design is by Peter Farmer and the lighting comes from David Richardson. Are you ready for a beautiful Christmas tradition that delights the whole family?