The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Ballet  |  Seated

Recorded in 2016, this special performance celebrated Peter Wright's 90th birthday, and will be broadcast with new features. Additional screenings in selected cinemas throughout December.

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.
Performers
Conductor
Boris Gruzin
The Sugar Plum Fairy
Lauren Cuthbertson
The Prince
Federico Bonelli
Clara
Francesca Hayward
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
Alexander Campbell
Herr Drosselmeyer
Gary Avis
Drosselmeyer’s assistant
Luca Acri
Dr Stahlbaum
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Elizabeth McGorian
Clara’s partner
Benjamin Ella
Grandmother
Kristen McNally
Grandfather
Alastair Marriott
Dancing mistress
Christina Arestis
Captain
Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
Fernando Montaño
Columbine
Leticia Stock
Soldier
Marcelino Sambé
Vivandière
Mayara Magri
St Nicholas
Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød
Mouse King
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The story

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.
Performers
Conductor
Boris Gruzin
The Sugar Plum Fairy
Lauren Cuthbertson
The Prince
Federico Bonelli
Clara
Francesca Hayward
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
Alexander Campbell
Herr Drosselmeyer
Gary Avis
Drosselmeyer’s assistant
Luca Acri
Dr Stahlbaum
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Elizabeth McGorian
Clara’s partner
Benjamin Ella
Grandmother
Kristen McNally
Grandfather
Alastair Marriott
Dancing mistress
Christina Arestis
Captain
Johannes Stepanek
Harlequin
Fernando Montaño
Columbine
Leticia Stock
Soldier
Marcelino Sambé
Vivandière
Mayara Magri
St Nicholas
Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød
Mouse King
Nicol Edmonds

DatesTickets
Tue 17th Dec7pm
Prices
Adult £12.00
Under 18s £10.00
Friends of the Wharf £10.00