Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

In Cinemas 3, 4, 5 & 8 Feb 2017
Conductor
Boris Gruzin
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell, Gary Avis
Music
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Choreography
Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Designs
Julia Trevelyan Oman
Duration
2h38 incl. interval
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 8 Dec 2016
Official Event Listing
  • Fresh and reinvigorated. Remains the production by which all others must be judged.
    Neil Norman, THE STAGE
    I loved every minute of it. If you are a bit wobbly about the meaning of today's Christmas, restore your faith at Covent Garden.
    Jeffrey Taylor, EXPRESS

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his glorious production of this beautiful ballet. Created by Wright in 1984, it’s the production par excellence of an all-time favourite.

It’s Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer (Gary Avis) the magician sweeps young Clara (Francesca Hayward) away on a fantastical journey from the family living room to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy (Lauren Cuthbertson) and her Prince (Federico Bonelli)– makes for a total treat. 

Australian dancer Alexander Campbell, appointed as a Principal of The Royal Ballet before the start of the 2016 season, will star in the title role. 

Screening at all locations.

 

Royal Ballet

Based at the Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, led by Director Kevin O'Hare, is Britain’s largest ballet company.  The Company has a wide-ranging repertory showcasing the great classical ballets, heritage works from Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, as well as new works by the foremost choreographers of today. 

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