Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker

Ballet in two acts.

Choreography: Peter Wright

After: Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet - and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family.

Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.

Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

Approximate running time 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval. Cast and running time subject to change.

Encore screening: Sunday 9 December 2.00pm, Ripon | Victoria

Encore screening: Sunday 16 December 2.00pm, Knutsford | Wimbledon

Encore screening: Monday 17 December 3.30pm, Richmond

Encore screening: Sunday 23 December 2.00pm, Mayfair

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