The Nutcracker
7.30pm. £30/ £28/ under 16s £17/ school children £8, teachers go free
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Tuesday 26 Nov 2013 - 7.30pm. £30/ £28/ under 16s £17/ school children £8, teachers go free

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Performed by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House with a live 30 Piece Orchestra.

After last year's success, Russian State Ballet and Opera House are back with a ballet classic for the whole family. Join us for an unforgettable journey in the run-up to Christmas and be part as the magic unfolds.

The Premieres of The Nutcracker transforms the classical ballet into a fairy-tale. Featuring timeless score from incredible composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker is a certified Russian classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance. This ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide, full of mystery and romance. 

The Christmas story is based on "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeier gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a prince and the magic starts…

The Nutcracker is considered by many to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time!

Running time of the performance is approx 2 hours including 20 minute interval.

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