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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker
Music by Tchaikovsky
Reimagined for the 21st century

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to (insert venue) for one week only! It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.
Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Wards delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic.  Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021. 
Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.
Photo credit: Simon Annand
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  • The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
  • ‘Reworked, refreshed and remarkably vibrant’ - The Times

    “Utterly delicious – a dazzling extravaganza” - Sunday Telegraph
    “Truly, truly scrumptious” - Independent on Sunday
    “In a nutshell, it’s a cracker!” - The Times
    “A REAL TREAT. Like a sherbet lemon in a sea of treacle: sharp, smart and tangy on the tongue” - The Daily Telegraph

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