Of course, the capital is by no means short of versions which reliably enchant theatregoers of all ages. With dazzling annual offerings from both The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House and English National Ballet over at the Coliseum, The Nutcracker seems to be the Christmas gift that keeps on giving.
Often the first ballet people experience, it boasts a much loved Tchaikovsky score, an imaginative yet accessible narrative and delightful dancing moments.
Image: Bill Cooper
So, what is special about Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new version of the seasonal stalwart?
Artistic Director David Bintley reveals:
'Our wonderful Nutcracker has been an essential part of Christmas in Birmingham for over 25 years and I am so proud to be part of the team producing a brand-new version of our classic production for London audiences.
'There is nowhere more Christmassy than the Royal Albert Hall, and no other production so fizzes with festive energy.'
To make the most of the cavernous splendour of the Royal Albert Hall, the production promises to blend the best of old and new.
Tchaikovsky’s radiant score will be played live by a full symphony orchestra, while state-of-the-art technology conjures an exquisite winter wonderland. Prepare to be enthralled by ground-breaking projections and the spectacle of 75kg of artificial snow…
Featuring choreography by Sir Peter Wright, Vincent Redmon and Lev Ivanov (choreographer of the 1892 original), we expect glorious dancing too.
It’s sure to sell well so get booking to guarantee yourself some Christmas magic!
|What||Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Royal Albert Hall|
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP | MAP
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
28 Dec 17 – 31 Dec 17, 19:00, Sun 17:00 mats Fri, Sat, 14:00, Sun 13:00 End time TBC
|Website||Click here to book via the RAH website|