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The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

17 Dec 2023

Tickets: £16


Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once
everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara
and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the
glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s muchloved production for The Royal Ballet,
with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive
ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.

Running time 170 minutes (including one interval)
Choreography Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Original scenario Marius Petipa after E.T.A. Hoffman

Production and scenario Peter Wright

Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Production consultant Roland John Wiley

Conductor Andrew Litton

Cast TBC

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House