Making its festive return to The Brewhouse, Peter Wright’s interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984.
Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.
Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th-century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party. The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life.
Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.
The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is the perfect start to the festive season and screenings at The Brewhouse are always hugely popular, so book now to guarantee yourself a Christmas with all the trimmings!
*This is a pre-recorded screening of the Royal Ballet’s 2016 performance
SOCIALLY DISTANCED SEATING
When booking you will be automatically assigned a suitable seat based on your group size and social distancing. This feature allows us to optimise our auditorium space, however, if you would like to enquire regarding specific seats you can call our Box Office on 01823 283 244 to discuss your options.
16 & 18 December 2020
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