The Christmas fairy-tale classic! Alexandre Dumas's adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s novel, with Tchaikovsky’s wonderful score. Since its first ever performance in 1892 The Nutcracker keeps enchanting families year after year.
It’s the story of little Clara’s Christmas party, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer. While asleep under the Christmas tree, Clara enters a magical world: the Land of Snow and the Land of the Sweets. The Nutcracker and his army defend Clara of the evil Mouse King and his army of mice. In the course of her adventure, Clara fly’s on an origami bird, is dancing with snowflakes and falls in love with a beautiful Prince.
"A cracker for children" The London Evening Standard
"Scarfe has breathed new life into a familiar formula" The Times