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Synopsis

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne's treats returns to Southampton for one week only!

It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by audiences and critics alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s journey through a shimmering, ice-skating 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 re-imagined production.

Photography: Jay Brooks

***** ‘A WITTY, WONDERFUL, RIP-ROARING SPECTACULAR’ Daily Telegraph

 

***** ‘BOURNE’S FAULTLESS NUTCRACKER IS THE SWEET TREAT WE ALL DESERVE’ Evening Standard

 

***** ‘AS SUMPTUOUS AND SCRUMPTIOUS AS IT HAS EVER BEEN’ WhatsOnStage

 

***** Scotsman

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Before you come:

Have a look at our Visual Guide here, which includes a Meet the Characters section and a Visual Story with images from the production and a basic breakdown of the plot.

In the video tab, you will find the Sensory Introduction. In this Sensory Introduction to Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!, you'll be introduced to some of the sets, costumes and props that feature in the production. Each photo or video clip will be accompanied by an audio description and some descriptions will be followed by the sound made by interacting with the object, to immerse you in the world of the show.

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes including an interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 5+

Warnings:

Contains strobe lighting and haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Thu 2pm £24.50 to £41.50
Tue-Sat 7.30pm £26.50 to £49.50
Sat 2pm £26.50 to £49.50
Discounts

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.

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.

Accessible Performances

Pre-Show Introduction Thu 31 March 2022 at 12.45pm (see Extras tab for more information)
Audio Described Performance Audio Described: Thu 31 March 2022 at 2pm 

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