The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns for the first time in 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.
Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional Christmas favourite. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this refreshed production for 2021.
Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Red Shoes, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet.
Due to COVID-19 the 2020/2021 National tour and Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells has been postponed until 2021/2022.
Bookers for 2020/2021 do not need to do anything at this point, please wait for your venue to contact you.
All patrons who have booked for the 2020/2021 national tour will be contacted directly by their ticket provider to arrange a refund or credit voucher. All bookers with tickets for the 2020/21 Christmas season of the show at Sadler’s Wells will be transferred into equivalent performances in the 2021/22 season. For further details please click here.
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OLIVIER AWARDS 1994
Nominated for Best New Dance Production
Nominated for Best of the Edinburgh Festival Award in 1992 by The Scotsman