About the show
Please note that Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! has been cancelled in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).
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 2020.
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.
Further cast and creatives are to be confirmed.
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 show, opening at Sadler’s Wells on 8 December 2020.
Recommended forFamilies looking for a Christmas delight can do no better than Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! at Sadler’s Wells, which adds a few surprises to the original story. Ballet fans will also find plenty to enjoy in Bourne’s stylish and irreverent work.
Age Recommendations: TBC