This winter the enchanting festive favourite returns to the Grand Theatre taking audiences on a sparkling adventure as one child’s Christmas dreams come true in the magical ballet The Nutcracker. Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, Northern Ballet returns home with performances of this magical family ballet at from 4 – 16 December 2018. Re-imagined for 2018, this year’s revival features some sparkling new costumes designed by David Nixon OBE.

In the midst of a festive party, as the fire crackles and the pile of presents grows ever higher, Clara is caught up in the warmth and excitement of Christmas and becomes enthralled by her new Nutcracker doll. But, as the clock strikes midnight, her Nutcracker proves to be no ordinary toy. After saving her Nutcracker from the wily Mouse King, Clara is whisked away on the magical journey of a lifetime through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy.

Choreographed and directed by Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, The Nutcracker is set to the famous Tchaikovsky score played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. The production features stunning Regency-style sets by Charles Cusick Smith with lighting by Mark Jonathan.

David Nixon OBE, said: ‘The Nutcracker holds a special place in the hearts of audiences young and old and for many, is an important part of their Christmas tradition. I am delighted to bring our unique production out on tour once again, with new sparkling costumes for the first act, just to add that extra bit of freshness to the festive season for our audiences.’

Tickets are on sale now. To book  call 0844 848 2700*.

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