Tuesday 05 December 2017
7:15pm
Ballet in two acts

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

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

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 a lively Christmas party, 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.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL

Tickets: Full £15.00 / Concession £14.00 / U16s £11.00

Choreography: Peter Wright / After: Lev Ivanov / Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Cast: TBC

LIVE STREAMING – IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Please note, for live content all start/intermission and finish times are approximate. Delays can be experienced and some level of audio and visual interference/interruptions can be an unforeseen possibility. Where/If advised by the broadcaster of possible issues we will alert the audience accordingly.

Two tickets for £10 – Student Offer for Royal Opera House Cinema Season 2017/18

Two standard tickets are yours for only £10 when you turn up in person at the Memo Arts Centre on the day of a ROH live screening.

On the day of our Live ROH Cinema Screening – all you need to do is this:

  • Check we still have some tickets left (the £10 Cinema Student Standby is subject to availability)
  • Grab a friend (they don’t need to be a student)
  • Grab £10
  • Turn up in person
  • Show your valid Student ID and buy two cinema tickets for £10

The small print: Two standard price tickets to an ROH live (not recorded or encore) broadcast may be purchased for £10 by a student with a valid Student ID card, on the day of the live screening. Tickets must be purchased in person – online and telephone bookings not permitted. Tickets are subject to availability and cannot be transferred to any other screening. This offer is not valid in combination with any other offer, and is not valid for repeat or encore screenings.

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