Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! 2021 at The Lowry

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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! 2021
Image courtesy of Simon Annand.

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! 2021 at The Lowry, Manchester, Until 4 December 2021, from £32.50 - Book now

Matthew Bourne has a flair for keeping his productions fresh and theatrical – so it’s hard to believe that this Nutcracker! is almost 30 years old. One of Matthew Bourne’s and New Adventures’ sweetest treats, we’re thrilled that Nutcracker! returns to The Lowry for two weeks this autumn.

A coming-of-age story for the whole family, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! starts out in a gloomy Dickensian orphanage around Christmas time. This beautiful and fantastical story is told through the dreams, and nightmares, of one particular young orphan, Clara.

One of Matthew Bourne’s and New Adventures’ sweetest treats.

Following Clara’s heart-warming journey from the darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr Dross’ Orphanage through a magical ice-skating winter wonderland and on to the raucous and delicious Sweetieland, the production is a delectable treat from beginning to end. Packed with Bourne’s trademark wit and captivating storytelling, this is the perfect show to get all of the family ready for the festive season.

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker 2021
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! 2021. Image courtesy of new Adventures.

There is no better storyteller than Matthew Bourne – 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.

A dazzling and bang-up-to-date version of a much-loved ballet classic.

The perfect theatrical Christmas tradition, Nutcracker is often the first ballet that many people see. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s incredible score and Anthony Ward’s glorious set and costume design combined with Bourne’s masterful storytelling and captivating choreography, Nutcracker! 2021 offers a dazzling and bang-up-to-date version of a much-loved ballet classic.

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! 2021 at The Lowry, Manchester

Until 4 December 2021
From £32.50

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