Film

ROH The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (2016)

Thursday 10 December 7pm
Saturday 12 December 2pm & 7pm


The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright's 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.
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. Wright's 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.

Tickets: £16 (£13) £10 Under 18 - Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets will not be available to purchase on the door.

To comply with Scottish Government regulations regarding social distancing, please note when making a booking, that you may only sit with people from your own household or extended household. If you are booking for another household as well your own, we recommend that after making your booking, you email boxoffice@eastlothian.gov.uk to advise us on the number of households attending so that we can seat your party as near to each other as possible.
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When & Where

Venue 1 Unreserved
Enough tickets
Thursday, 10 December
19:00
Venue 1 Unreserved
Sold out
Saturday, 12 December
14:00
Venue 1 Unreserved
Sold out
Saturday, 12 December
19:00