The Nutcracker

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The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House with its tale of a magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. Read More >

The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House with its tale of a magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets.

The seasonal favourite The Nutcracker draws on all the imagination and fantasy of ETA Hoffmann’s story of Christmas Eve, when young Clara creeps downstairs for one of her presents, but finds herself instead at the start of a night of magical adventures.

The designs for this Royal Ballet production re-create a 19th century image of Christmas, including the decorated tree that magically grows and the toy soldiers that come to life to fight the Mouse King.

The Nutcracker is classical ballet at its most approachable and visually entrancing, with something for everyone to enjoy, from the youngest in the family to the oldest.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 03/12/2011

Closing Night: 18/01/2012

Running time: 2h10

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Sarah Lamb/Marianela Nuñez/Laura Morera/Hikaru Kobayashi/Akane Takada/Melissa Hamilton/Alina Cojocaru/Lauren Cuthbertson/Roberta Marquez/Yuhui Choe, Thiago Soares/Nehemiah Kish/Federico Bonelli/Valeri Hristov/Sergei Polunin/Johan Kobborg/Rupert Pennefather/Steven McRae

Creative

Producer - Royal Ballet

Designer - Julia Trevelyan Oman

Choreographer - Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

ABOUT Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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