- Opening Night: 28 November 2002
- Performance: 14 November 2002
- Genre: Ballet
It’s Christmas Eve, and snow is falling. Clara’s family and friends gather for a party. The last guest to join them is a mysterious magician Drosselmeyer, who gives everyone fantastic gifts. He gives Clara a special present of a Nutcracker Doll. At midnight when everyone else is asleep, Clara creeps downstairs to find her doll. But something strnge is happening. The magical toys are coming to life and slowly the Christmas tree begins to grow…
Generations of families have fallen in love with Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker. There is magic, romance and humour, Tchaikovsky’s famously beautiful score and the most dazzling sets and costumes on stage anywhere.