Genre Opera/Dance
First Performance 28/10/2023
Closing 06/01/2024

Dive head-on into a glittering wonderland with a playful reimagining of the festive classic, in a pop-up jazz club under the Royal Festival Hall.

Wild-spirited, mischievous and a lot of fun, this reinvention of The Nutcracker is for anyone who wants to live life in full technicolour.

Brought together by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie and Mercury Prize-nominated jazz artist Cassie KinoshiNutcracker sees premier dancers of The McOnie Company performing to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, reimagined for a live onstage jazz band.

The Tuff Nutt Jazz Club is a newly transformed music and performance space here at the Southbank Centre, putting audiences at the centre of one of the coolest jazz clubs in London.

Familiar melodies – reinterpreted by the swinging jazz band – fill the air, as dancers move among cabaret-style seating, bringing the storytelling and wild-spirited adventure of Nutcracker to life.

Following performances on Thursday – Sunday, audiences are invited to continue their evening at the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club’s Nutcracker Nights, with live sessions from leading musicians playing into the night.

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