A cracking night out

Nutcracker by Matthew Bourne
Nutcracker by Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker returns to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, from May 1-5 as part of an extensive UK tour.

Nutcracker! follows last year’s hugely successful production of Cinderella, which, after a sold out run at Sadler’s Wells and an international tour, has now played over 200 performances and been seen by over 240,000 people.

This delicious theatrical feast has family-sized helpings of Matthew Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Nutcracker follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’s Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delicious sets and costumes combine with sizzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional favourite.

Tickets cost £14-£37.50 from the box office on 0115 989 5555.