Tuesday 5th December 7.15pm and Sunday 10th December at 2pm AND NOW ON DEC 22ND AT 5.30PM AND DEC 24TH AT 7.30PM AS A RECORDED ENCORE.
NEW DATES SATURDAY DEC 16TH AT 3.30PM AND SUNDAY DECEMBER 17TH AT 7.30PM.
Evening Ticket £18.00; Adult Film and two course evening meal £34. Children's set meal and evening ticket £24.
Matinee Ticket £16.00. Adult light lunch and Matinee £26. Children (under 12) set meal and matinee ticket £22.
Sunday Matinee Ticket £16.00;Adult two course roast dinner and matinee £32.00. Adult light lunch and Matinee £26. Children 12 and under two course roast dinner and matinee £27.50. Children's set meal and matinee ticket £22.
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present - a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming - but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?
Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.
Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. 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 Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.
Genre: Live or Recorded Event Cinema
Film Length: 135mins