Scottish Ballet presents...
Choreography: Peter Darrell, featuring original scenarios by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa
Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Original Philip Prowse designs reimagined by Lez Brotherston
Running time approx. 2 hours (including 20 minute interval)
Let Scottish Ballet take you on journey into Clara’s magical dream world; to the Land of Ice and Snow, where snowflakes come to life - and to the magical Kingdom of Sweets - the enchanted realm of the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy.
40 years since its premiere, this classic production has been lovingly reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston; adding sumptuous layers of plush Victoriana and traditional festive fare.
After a fun-filled Christmas party full of magic and celebrations, young Clara falls asleep and dreams that she helps the Nutcracker Prince to defeat an army of giant mice.
She is rewarded by a visit to the glittering Land of Ice and Snow, where snowflakes come to life, sparkling as they dance – and the magical Kingdom of Sweets – the enchanted Realm of the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy.
Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, adding sumptuous layers of plush Victoriana and traditional festive fare to the original 1973 production.
The Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanies live, performing the world famous Tchaikovsky score.
“Joyous and magical... With oodles of added sparkle and shine! A feast of bravura balletic morsels” ★★★★★ The Herald
“Darrell would be proud... Falling snow mixes with Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score and those who have come looking for classical ballet in all its glory are richly rewarded” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“An endearing, beautiful, moonlit experience: a production to be savoured” ★★★ The Guardian
“a combination of subtlety, precision and verve that both raised the roof and epitomised a near flawless revival of an early classic of the Scottish Ballet repertoire” ★★★★ The Telegraph
“Everything about this production glittered and shimmered with the highest quality” ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
“The Nutcracker is an exquisite confection of a production, filled with visual splendour which conjures up a memorable festive experience that truly delights... Eve Mutso’s poise and control as the Snow Queen is mesmerising as she glides within her snowglobe-like kingdom” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight
Saturday 17 January 2015, 2pm