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
Distributor: 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