Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

In Cinemas 19, 20 & 23 Dec 2020
Boris Gruzin
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Lauren Cuthbertson (Sugar Plum Fairy), Federico Bonelli (The Prince), Francesca Hayward (Clara), Alexander Campbell (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Julia Trevelyan Oman
Approx. 2h20 incl. interval.
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 2016
Official Event Listing
  • Glorious! The interpretation to which all others must bear comparison. If there is only one Nutcracker with which to herald the Christmas season, let it always be this one.
    Graham Watts, BACHTRACK

Ballet in two acts (1892)

ROH Classic (2016)! Peter Wright’s much-loved 1984 production is a festive treat for the whole family and an iconic staging with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

It’s Christmas Eve and young Clara (Francesca Hayward) and her enchanted nutcracker doll (Australia's Alexander Campbell) are swept away on a magical journey from the family living room to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, Julia Trevelyan Oman’s gorgeous stage designs and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancing - including a sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy (Lauren Cuthbertson) and her Prince (Federico Bonelli) – makes for a charming and magical experience.


Please note: Due to social distancing measures, seating for all screenings is limited. We urge patrons to book promptly to avoid disappointment.