The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker ENCORE

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite.

It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince - make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource



  • Peter Wright
  • Lev Ivanov


  • Boris Gruzin
  • Lauren Cuthbertson
  • Federico Bonelli
  • Francesca Hayward
  • Alexander Campbell
  • Gary Avis
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


  • Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
  • Marius Petipa

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