Get your Sweetieland fix this Christmas and visit the beautiful gardens of the Nymans estate in Sussex to catch a glimpse of costumes from Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! as part of the Nymans Nutcracker at Christmas experience.
Glittering Christmas trees, colourful decorations, scenes inspired by the classic Christmas tale & giant Nutcracker soldiers bring this enchanting adventure to life at Nymans. Our costumes will be on display in the Gallery. In the house discover ‘The Land of Sweets’ complete with sumptuous sweety banquet decorations. A trail in the garden takes families on a voyage through this magical world, beginning one exciting Christmas Eve Night, once upon a time…
The exhibition is free but the standard admission fee to Nymans applies. Click here for more information.
The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returned in 2021 for the first time ten years; it’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons.
With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.
Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s newly-refreshed delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in the reinvented production for 2021.
Recipient of the 2019 Special Olivier Award, Sir Matthew Bourne and New Adventures have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last three decades. A truly national, dance-theatre touring company and one of Britain’s leading exporters of dance internationally, their productions include Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Red Shoes, Edward Scissorhands the acclaimed re-imagining of Romeo and Julietand the recent world premiere of The Midnight Bell.
From the first performance at the Edinburgh Festival in 1992 to the reimagined 30th Anniversary tour, Matthew Bourne discusses the journey and magic of Nutcracker!
A behind the scenes interview with Ashley Shaw, New Adventures Principal Dancer for Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!, discussing the role of Princess Sugar and being the Rehearsal Assistant.
A behind the scenes interview with Anthony Ward, Nutcracker! Set & Costume Designer discussing the design and re-staging process for Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! as well as his favourite moments from the show.
A behind the scenes interview with Ben Bazeley, New Adventures Dancer, discussing the role of Jack Gobstopper and Bob Gobstopper, the rehearsal process and touring life on Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!
A behind the scenes interview with Howard Harrison, Nutcracker! Lighting Designer, discussing the lighting and re-staging process Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! as well as his favourite moments from the show.
A behind the scenes interview with Brett Morris, New Adventures Principal Conductor and Music Director for Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!, discussing our glorious Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker score.
An interview with Etta Murfitt, New Adventures Associate Artistic Director, about Nutcracker!.
A behind the scenes interview with Danny Reubens, New Adventures Principal Dancer, discussing the role of Dr Dross and King Sherbert, stepping into the late Scott Ambler's shoes and the rehearsal process of Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!.
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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