Drew McOnie’s new adaptation of the story is currently in previews and is booking until the 6th January 2024.
Production images have been released for Nutcracker at the Tuff Nutt Club, ahead of the production’s official opening along the Southbank.
Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie, this re-telling of the story features Tchaikovsky’s world-famous score but re-imagined for an on stage jazz band by multi-award winning jazz artist Cassie Kinoshi.
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.
The cast for the production includes: Amonik Melaco (Action Man), Mark Samaras (Clive) and Patricia Zhou (Sugarplum)with Chanelle Anthony, Christie Crosson, Tim Hodges, Lukas Hunt and Rachel Muldoon.
Performances are taking place at the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club a newly transformed music and performance space at the Southbank Centre, putting audiences at the centre of one of the coolest jazz clubs in town. Following performances of Nutcracker on Thursday to Sunday, audiences are invited to continue their evening at the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club which will host live sessions from leading music artists into the night.
Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production also includes: 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 CDG. It is produced by Underbelly, Francesca Moody Productions and Southbank Centre with Rachel Edwards and Winkler Smalberg.
To book tickets visit: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/performance-dance/nutcracker