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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Tickets

Royal Opera House, London, WC2E 9DD
From £115.00
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  • Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

    The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream...

    Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.

    Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th-century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party. The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life. The choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet's original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

    At the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden from 3 December 2018 to 15 January 2019, book your The Nutcracker tickets today!

    Please note:
    *Suitable for ages 5+
    **This production includes a gunshot and cannonshot approximately 30mins into Act 1.

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    Please note that if you choose tickets to be delivered via the Post for this event, please take your theatre vouchers to the Royal Opera House box office on the day of the event so they can be exchanged for ROH tickets prior to the performance time.

    All tickets are subject to Royal Opera House Terms & Conditions of sale:
    1.    Refunds cannot be given unless a performance has been cancelled;
    2.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right o make alterations to the published programme without prior notice;
    3.    Tickets are non-transferable. Patrons with tickets purchased from unauthorised sellers may be refused entry:
    4.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right to provide alternative seats to those specified on the ticket;
    5.    Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break or interval;
    6.    The use of cameras and recording equipment is strictly forbidden;
    7.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right to refuse admission.

  • Royal Opera House

    Covent Garden,
    London,
    WC2E 9DD

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