Royal Opera House Delayed Live
Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.
'The Nutcracker' has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet and makes for a sparkling festive treat for the whole family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a story of magic on Christmas Eve, and the journey of Clara and her Nutcracker to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments.
Peter Wright’s gorgeous production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, and the many solo roles and ensembles show the world-class skills of the Company at its best. This is the first of two 'Nutcrackers' presented at New Park this Christmas. The Bolshoi version will be screened on Fri 24 Dec at 14:00.
Act I 55 minutes
Interval 30 minutes
Act II 55 minutes
140m including interval