'Reworked, refreshed and remarkably vibrant' The Times
The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne's treats returns for one week only to Mayflower Theatre. It's a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne's trademark wit, and magical fantasy, this 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 classic. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021.
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.
Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes including an interval.
Recommended age 7+
Contains strobe lighting.
|Thu||2pm||£24.50 to £41.50|
|Tue-Sat||7.30pm||£26.50 to £49.50|
|Sat||2pm||£26.50 to £49.50|
Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat evening performances.
|Executive Membership||£6 off top two prices at all performances or 20% off on Tue 30 March.|
|Young Person Under 18||£8 off each ticket. Excludes lowest price tickets.|
|Groups (10+)||£5 off. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.|
|Groups (20+)||£6 off plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased.
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
|Family Ticket||2 children go half price with 1 full paying adult on Tue-Thu performances.|
|Access Member Discount [What's This?]||£5 off.|
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