The Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production returns to the Royal Albert Hall from the 28th December.

Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet in the Waltz of the Snowflakes in The Nutcracker; photo: Annabel Mueller.

After a year without the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, it will be returning to the Royal Albert Hall from the 28th to the 31st December.

We join Clara in the Victorian setting of her family home. As midnight strikes, the magical Christmas tree grows and grows, Clara’s nutcracker doll and his army of toy soldiers come to life, and Clara is swept away into a fantasy adventure through an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes to the magical kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

This production has been specially adapted to suit the Royal Albert Hall with Simon Callow as the voice of Clara’s mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer. The production features choreography by Peter Wright, Lev Ivanove and Vincent Redmon, video and projection by Tony-Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in ParisWar Horse), while the Royal Ballet Sinfonia perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s memorable music.

The creative team also includes lighting by Peter Teigen, set by Dick Bird and sound design by Bobby Aitken.

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