Royal Opera House: Ballet Encore: The Nutcracker
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THE NUTCRACKER (2016)The Royal Ballet | Recorded 2016Running time: 140 minutes (including one interval)BBFC certificate: UThe Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wrights 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovskys 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.CastLauren Cuthbertson The Sugar Plum FairyFederico Bonelli The PrinceFrancesca Hayward ClaraAlexander Campbell Hans-Peter/The NutcrackerProductionPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky MusicPeter Wright after Marius Petipa ChoreographyPeter Wright Production and ScenarioThe Victoria Halls complex is now open and operating as a Covid-19 Secure venue.Our normal tiered event seating will not be in use.All socially distanced family groups will have a small table to place their drinks.Face coverings required in the hall unless exempt, or having a drink, whilst seated.Tickets will be limited to enable social distancing and they will be numbered.All events subject to change or cancellation. Pre-booked tickets only, no ticket sales on the night.Tickets fully refundable if the VHC has to cancel, or illness prevents your attendance.Although tickets maybe showing 50+ available, this is based on a normal 70 seating plan.The booking system will automatically block seats to enable social distancing, after a booking has been made.We anticipate a maximum of 35-40 people attending VH screenings, dependent on the number of people sitting together in family groups.
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