Matthew Bourne’s NUTCRACKER! Photo by Simon Annand
New Adventures has announced the initial 2020 tour dates for the return of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, a dazzling new reinvention of the classic production, with extensive national and international tour dates for 2021 to be announced shortly.
Nutcracker! opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 16 November 2020, and plays until Saturday 21 November before visiting The Lowry, Salford from Tuesday 24 November to Saturday 28 November and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin from Wednesday 2 December to Saturday 6 December, prior to a Christmas Season at Sadler’s Wells, London from Tuesday 8 December 2020 to Sunday 24 January 2021.
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.
The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns for the first time in nine years; it’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, 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 1930s.
Matthew Bourne’s NUTCRACKER! Photos by Simon Annand