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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.

Elf! the Musical
The Nutcracker
The Snowman
Performance dates:
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
Running time:
2 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Under 5s not permitted.

Latest Audience Reviews

So much happening on stage, it is difficult to see the whole show as one, there are so many cameo... More

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annn5 Top 100 reviewer 22 Jan 2022

Colourful and creative. Sometimes so much happening on stage that I found it hard to focus on the... More

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tony2times 14 Dec 2021

First experience of a ballet of any sort and glad to have chosen this one as varied choreography... More

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alisonb 11 Jan 2022

Great new interpretation of story, wonderful choreography and brilliant sets.

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alisonb 11 Jan 2022
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evesangle Top 200 reviewer 09 Jan 2022
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mattlanyon Top 50 reviewer 15 Mar 2022
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