Ballet & Dance

The Nutcracker

Performed by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia and accompanied by the Russian State Ballet Orchestra.

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve.  As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life off the set, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

The critics said… 
‘…the scenery turned the stage into a winter wonderland’

"It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to British audiences. Touring across the UK with a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians is always exciting, for me, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage,"
Sergei Bobrov, Artistic Director

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When & Where

De Montfort Hall
Saturday, 19 March
De Montfort Hall
Saturday, 19 March