Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
The Royal Ballet's gloriousproduction of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wrightin 1984, is the productionpar excellence of an all-time ballet favourite.
It is Christmas Eve andDrosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure inwhich time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield,and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom ofSweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs andThe Royal Ballet's captivating dancing – including an exquisite pas de deux betweenthe Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince – make this Nutcracker the quintessentialChristmas experience. 135 mins
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