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  • Start: Thursday 17 December - 19:00
  • Auditorium: Great Hall
  • Rating: u
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The Nutcracker The Royal Ballet | Recorded 2016 
The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell. 
Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.
Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th-century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party. The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life. 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, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love. 
Running time: 140 min (with one interval)
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Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Peter Wright after Marius Petipa
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Lauren Cuthbertson 


The Prince: Federico Bonelli 

Clara: Francesca Hayward 
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker: Alexander Campbell   
Booking information: This screening is socially distanced. For more information on what that means and the changes to your experience click here. Our capacity is significantly reduced for your safety. Should you require a grouping of seats not accommodated on our seating plan, please contact the box office 01252 745444. 
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