Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker dances into the King’s Theatre for its 20th Anniversary!

The only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! follows last year’s hugely successful production of Cinderella, which after an 8 week, sold out run at Sadler’s Wells and a recent international tour has now played over 200 performances and been seen by over 240,000 people. This not to be missed dance treat arrives at the King's Theatre in Glasgow on 21st February.

This delicious theatrical feast has family-sized helpings of Matthew Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland.

Matthew Bourne said “To help celebrate this evergreen production’s 20th Birthday, I have decided to cast the show with the next generation of New Adventures dancers, mostly making their debuts in these roles. With popular productions such as Nutcracker! now returning to New Adventures’ repertoire on a regular basis, it seems only right to develop and nurture the incredible young talent that we have in the company by giving them bigger opportunities and challenges. I am, though, delighted to say that the cast includes our original Clara from 1992, Etta Murfitt, who along with several other New Adventures veterans, will guide and inspire the younger cast members.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delicious sets and costumes combine with sizzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional favourite. Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, it is co-devised by Martin Duncan, with lighting design by Howard Harrison and sound design by Paul Groothuis.

Described by The Observer as “the undisputed king of dance theatre”, Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures has produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands and last year’s sell-out hit, Cinderella.

Tue 21 – Sat 25 Feb
Tue – Sat eves 7.30pm
Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm
Tickets: £16 – £36
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