The Nutcracker

Following last year’s sell-out success Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to Manchester.

By Lee Isherwood | November 24th '11

Following last year’s sell-out success Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to Manchester. If you’ve seen it before you’ll know this is the perfect production to get you in the festive mood and if not don’t miss this chance to see it.

Christmas Eve in the twinkling drawing room of the Edwards’ family home. Amidst the commotion the fire crackles and the pile of presents grows ever taller. Uncle Drosslemeyer’s curious box of performing toys captivates the children and adults alike, but it is the wooden Nutcracker doll that enchants young Clara most. Share in Clara’s adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince into a magical winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy.

Bringing to life everyone’s favourite Christmas story performed to Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, The Nutcracker awakens childlike imagination in us all.