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Encore Screening

From The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

Sunday   9th December|7:15pm

From The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers.  During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated.  In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances.  The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

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.

Choreography Peter Wright (after Lev Ivanov)
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Production and scenario Peter Wright
Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting designer Mark Henderson
Production consultant Roland John Wiley
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
The Sugar Plum Fairy Marianela Nuñez
The Prince Vadim Muntagirov
Clara Anna Rose O'Sullivan
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker Marcelino Sambé
Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis
Choir London Oratory Junior Choir
Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

The performance lasts about 2 hours 20 minutes, including one interval.




Over 60s:£12