Nutcracker! is to be released in cinemas for the first time!

8 September 2022

Showing at more than 225 screens across the UK and Internationally on Tuesday 15 and Sunday 20 November 2022

New Adventures is delighted to announce the release of the 30th anniversary production of Matthew Bourne’s much loved Nutcracker! in cinemas for the first time.

Released by Trafalgar Releasing, the global leader in event cinema distribution and produced by Illuminations, Nutcracker! is screening in more than 225 cinemas across the UK and internationally in the lead up to the festive season on Tuesday 15 November and Sunday 20 November 2022.

Featuring Cordelia Braithwaite as ‘Clara’, Harrison Dowzell as ‘Nutcracker’, Ashley Shaw as ‘Sugar’ and Dominic North as ‘Fritz’; the production was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells, London, in January 2022, and is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon.

Matthew Bourne said:

“I’m always delighted when our work is able to reach new audiences around the UK and internationally and there is no better or more exciting way than through the Big Screen experience. I’m well aware that there is an enormous audience who find it impossible, for one reason or another, to get to one of our touring venues to see a live performance. So, we aim, as much as possible, to capture that “live” experience in our films, brilliantly directed by Ross MacGibbon. There is no better production than our Nutcracker! to create that feeling of elation and wonder and it’s captured equally well on the screen where, like the show itself, every night is a party.”

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from Christmas Eve at Dr Dross’s Orphanage, through a shimmering winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland. Influenced by lavish 1930s Hollywood musicals, Nutcracker!features dollops of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s newly-refreshed delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography in this delightful production. Audiences across the UK and around the world can now enjoy Bourne’s sweetest of treats on the big screen.

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