18 February, Saturday, 13:00

The most ‘Christmassy’ of all classical ballets

Nacho Duato has given ballet lovers a new production of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The most ‘Christmassy’ of all classical ballets, The Nutcracker has become a symbol of magical transformation and the constant renewal of life. It tells the tale of time’s passing and how a carefree childhood comes to be replaced by the bright sorrow of youth and the dreams of unattainable harmony. Renowned French stage designer Jérôme Kaplan will also work on the choreography. The scenery and costumes are completely in keeping with classical tradition, but are also full of subtle humour.

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