New Adventures is delighted to announce Nutcracker! is to be released in cinemas for the first time.
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.
Audiences across the UK and around the world can now enjoy Bourne’s sweetest of treats on the big screen.
For the latest information on participating cinemas please visit
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.
The History of the Show
Originally created in 1992 for the ballet's centenary, Nutcracker! returned in 2012 to celebrate its own 20th Birthday and again in 2021/2022 for a 30th Anniversary tour.
Photos & Videos
Awards & Reviews
NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2022
Outstanding Female Modern Performance - Cordelia Braithwaite as Clara (nominated)
OLIVIER AWARDS 1994
Nominated for Best New Dance Production
Nominated for Best of the Edinburgh Festival Award in 1992 by The Scotsman
Audio Described Performances
Theatre Royal Nottingham
We are working with our venue partners to provide as many access performances on tour as possible. We hope to add to the list shortly so do check back or check with your local venue to find out about their plans for access performances in general.
In this Sensory Introduction to Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!, you'll be introduced to some of the sets, costumes and props that feature in the production. Each photo or video clip will be accompanied by an audio description and some descriptions will be followed by the sound made by interacting with the object, to immerse you in the world of the show.
On 9th January, we produced a relaxed performance of Nutcracker in collaboration with Mousetrap Theatre Projects and Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Watch the video below to see how the day went.
Find out more about each venue’s access provisions on our dedicated Venues page.
Find direct links to each venues’ own access information on this page.