Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ celebrates 500th performance this season


Birmingham Hippodrome

Music By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Choreography By Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmon

Friday 25 November – Tuesday 13 December 2016

Tuesday – Saturday evenings 19.30, Tuesday and Thursday matinees 14.00, Friday 25 November, Wednesday 7 December matinee 14.00, Saturday matinees 14.30

Birmingham Royal Ballet performs Sir Peter Wright’s magical production of The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome from 25 November to 13 December.

Celebrating its 500th performance this season, this world-acclaimed production with its classic story, glorious dancing and instantly recognisable music, played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations of theatregoers.

It has become an annual tradition and, for many, it is true to say that Christmas starts here!


Join young Clara as she is swept away into an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and a Sugar Plum Fairy. Her magical Christmas tree and her handsome prince with his army of toy soldiers are an unforgettable delight. In this most festive ballet, gigantic sets, lavish costumes, 60 dancers and a full orchestra combine to make the perfect Christmas treat for the entire family.

This world-famous production by Sir Peter Wright, with exquisite designs by John Macfarlane, is acclaimed as one of the best in the world.

The Nutcracker was Sir Peter’s gift to the city of Birmingham in the year he led the Company from London to its new home at Birmingham Hippodrome.

26 successful years later, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Hippodrome are honoured that Sir Peter has chosen to join us for the opening night performance to celebrate his 90th birthday.


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