Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! — New Adventures

December 2020 - January 2021

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


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Patrons' priority booking opens: Wednesday 29 January
Rehearsal Members’ priority booking opens: Monday 3 February
Members’ priority booking opens: Friday 7 February
General public on sale date: Monday 10 February

Music by Tchaikovsky

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s Christmas treats returns to London for a limited season at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. It’s a Nutcracker! like no other, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional Christmas favourite. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this refreshed production for 2020.

Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Red Shoes, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet.

★★★★ "A real treat. Like a sherbet lemon in a sea of seasonal treacle: sharp, smart and tangy on the tongue"

"Utterly delicious – a dazzling extravaganza"

"Truly, truly scrumptious"

"The ultimate Christmas show"

★★★★ "In a nutshell, it's a cracker!"

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R