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The Nutcracker - The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker - The Royal Ballet

Royal Opera House, Bow Street London WC2E 9DD

Prices: £40.00 to 140.00

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with the lively Christmas party that is hosted by the Stahlbaum family, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

There will be cameras filming in the audiorium during the 7.30pm performance on 5 December 2017.


How to get Royal Opera House?

Tube Station

Piccadilly

(3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

Rail Station

Charing Cross

Bus Routes

(Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68

(Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551

Parking

Drury Lane, Parker Street (7mins)

Congestion Zone

yes

Google Map

Performance Details

Booking From Fri, 16-Nov-2018
Booking Until Wed, 10-Jan-2018
Running Time 2 hours 15 minutes (one interval)

Age Restriction

Suitable for ages 5+. 

Seating Plan

Royal Opera House Seating Plan