Ballet in two acts (1892)
ROH Classic! 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.