The opening night of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be screened live into cinemas all aroud South Wales as well as around the world on Tuesday 5 December at 7.15pm. A firm family favourite this event presented by Darcey Bussell is not to be missed.
The enchanting production tells the story of Clara, danced by Royal Ballet Principal Francesca Hayward, whose Christmas is transformed by a visit from Drosselmeyer, a mysterious magician and maker of magical toys. Drosselmeyer longs to break a curse that has turned his nephew, danced by Australian Principal Alexander Campbell, into a nutcracker doll.
With Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing score, highlights include a Christmas tree that magically grows, a battle between toy soldiers and an Army of Mice, and the famous role of the Sugar Plum Fairy danced by Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb with her Prince, Principal dancer Steven McRae.
- An encore screening takes place on Sunday 10 December at 2pm.
- For more information or to find a cinema near you please visit: http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema