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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Choreography by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Peter Wright’s production has been called definitive: the ultimate Nutcracker, brought to life by The Royal Ballet.

This all-time ballet favourite, in which young Clara is swept into a fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas presents comes to life, is at its most enchanting in Peter Wright’s glorious production.

Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score, period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman (including an ingenious magical Christmas tree), an exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy (Miyako Yoshida), chivalrous Prince (Steven McRae), the mysterious Drosselmeyer (Gary Avis) and vibrant dancing by The Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance.

Concert Master: Peter Manning

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