Underbelly, Francesca Moody Productions and Southbank Centre with Rachel Edwards and Winkler Smalberg, have announced the first ten Nutcracker Nights at the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club following performances of The McOnie Company’s Nutcracker at the Southbank Centre.
The Nutcracker Nights is a series of live sessions from leading jazz and music artists. Following performances of The McOnie Company’s Nutcracker, Thursday – Sunday from 9th November, audiences are invited to continue a fun and festive evening at the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club, London’s new pop-up venue to experience performances from both emerging and seasoned professional jazz artists.
Those who are set to perform as part of these live sessions include: Maddy Coombs Quintet, Ben Brown, Marcio Philomena, Allexa Nava, Donovan Haffner, Amy Gadiaga, Luke Bacchus, Nadav Schneerson, Lulu Pierre Quartet Ineza and Alex Webb Trio.
Admission for Nutcracker Nights is included in tickets purchased for Nutcracker, with a small number of additional tickets will be available online on the Southbank Centre’s website and on the door. Nutcracker Nights will be featured as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, 10 – 19 November 2023.
This wild spirited adventure follows young Clive on his quest for self-acceptance. Packed with hope, heart and humour, this Nutcracker is for anyone who wants to live life in full technicolour. It’s playful, mischievous and a lot of fun.
This world premiere of this new production featuring Tchaikovsky’s world-famous score is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie and reimagined for an on stage jazz band by multi-award winning jazz artist Cassie Kinoshi.
The cast for Nutcracker includes Amonik Melaco (Action Man), Sam Salter (Clive) and Patricia Zhou (Sugarplum) with Chanelle Anthony, Christie Crosson, Tim Hodges, Lukas Hunt and Rachel Muldoon.
Nutcracker will be composed by Cassie Kinoshi with additional music by Rio Kai, venue and set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight, music supervision by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell, lighting design by Joshie Hariette, sound design by Simon Baker, and casting by Will Burton.
Performances will begin on the 28th October and is booking until the 6th January 2024.
To book tickets visit: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/performance-dance/nutcracker