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Brings a softness and light to the venerable holiday classic

The Boston Globe

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The acclaimed Boston Ballet artistic director Mikko Nissinen's production of The Nutcracker returns this year. Working alongside costume and set designer Robert Perdziola, 2012's all-new production of The Nutcracker received rave reviews and this year's production is a Christmas event not to be missed!


The story follows Clara, a young girl who is given a beautiful nutcracker as a Christmas gift. In the dead of Christmas Eve, the Nutcracker comes to life and takes Clara on a magical journey where she meets a host of characters, including fighting mice, princesses and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Following a lavish ball hosted by her wealthy parents in their well-heeled European townhouse, Clara, exhausted by the excitement falls asleep under the family Christmas tree with her new nutcracker doll. When she awakes, the tree has magically grown to 20 feet high, and a mysterious prince who bears a striking resemblance to the doll greets Clara, and embarks with her on an adventure fighting life-sized mice, meeting beautiful fairies outlandish fairytale characters. Their journey to the Kingdom of Sweets includes the famous dance sequences: Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Trepak, Mirlitons, The Waltz of the Flowers and of course, the regal Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (and her Cavilier). As they are waved off by the magical party, Clara settles back with her Prince and falls back to sleep. But is this just a dream - or will she remember this adventure in the morning?

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Opening night: 28 November 2014

Booking through until: 31 December 2014


Suitable for audiences of all ages and perfect for the whole family.

Run time

Two hours with one intermission.

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