Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

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Palace Opera & Ballet

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 03 April 2016

A beloved treat from The Royal Ballet. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, The Nutcracker is one of the most popular and loved ballets of all time. Follow Clara (Francesca Hayward), a young girl who is taken on a wonderful adventure to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. Peter Wright’s enchanting production mines the colour of Tchaikovsky’s score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy (Lauren Cuthbertson) and her Cavalier (Matthew Golding).

Conductor: Boris Gruzin
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast: Lauren Cuthbertson, Matthew Golding, Gary Avis, Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Peter Wright, after Len Ivanov
Designs: Julia Trevelyan Oman

Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 16 December 2015 and screened at Riverside.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Palace Films

Image Credit: Tristram Kenton

Download a Word version of the cast sheet for Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker here: Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker Cast Sheet

Dates & Times:
Sunday 3 April 1pm


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Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes (Including interval)

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $22
Sidekicks Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00