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Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! Tickets

Sadler's Wells

Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of The Nutcracker pirouettes into the West End, offering some fantastical surprises for fans of Clara and her wintry adventure. Catch this dazzling delight in London at Sadler's Wells.

The classic festive ballet reimagined

Famed choreographer Matthew Bourne sprinkles some magic over London this Christmas, as his fantastical adaptation of The Nutcracker skates into Sadler’s Wells.

Combining Tchaikovsky’s classic tale with astonishing new stagecraft and ballet, Nutcracker! invites audiences on a journey into the Kingdom of Sweetieland – with a few new surprises for 2021.

Bourne’s production injects vibrant humour and fantasy into the tale of Clara, reimagining her as a young girl stuck in a Dickensian orphanage. As a magically animated Nutcracker toy takes her on a grand adventure, Clara’s newfound winter wonderland combines with a sweeping score to deliver a Nutcracker! unlike any other.

Choreographer Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company are industry leaders, having developed ground-breaking hits including The Red Shoes and Swan Lake. For Nutcracker!, Bourne works with set and costume designer Anthony Ward to create dazzling landscapes, from a darkly comic orphanage to a kaleidoscopic confectionery kingdom.

Put your winter coat on and follow Clara into a land of scrumptious surprises. Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! is a fresh take on the beloved Christmas show.

Sorry this show closed 30 January 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

The Nutcracker
Circa's Duck Pond
Performance dates:
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
Running time:
2 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Under 5s not permitted.

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! Reviews

33 Reviews
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User Reviews

So much happening on stage, it is difficult to see the whole show as one, there are so many cameo performances. The dancers were clearly having a good time, and so were we.

Performance date: 21 January 2022

Colourful and creative. Sometimes so much happening on stage that I found it hard to focus on the dancing but a visual treat, regardless

Performance date: 14 December 2021
Performance date: 09 January 2022
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