Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! — New Adventures

8 Dec 2020 - 24 Jan 2021 Please note these performances have been postponed

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Please note these performances have been postponed. The new dates can be found here.

Music by Tchaikovsky

Reimagined for the 21st century

"Reworked, refreshed and remarkably vibrant’ "

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, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.

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 reinvented 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 The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet

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

★★★★ "In a nutshell, it’s a cracker!"

"Utterly delicious – a dazzling extravaganza"

"Truly, truly scrumptious"

"The ultimate Christmas show"

Photo: Simon Annand

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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