English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker
English National Ballet performs Wayne Eagling’s The Nutcracker for the first time outside London at The Mayflower, Southampton.
22-25 November 2012
12 December – 5 January 2013,
Following last year’s sell-out Christmas Season in London which saw audiences of over 70,000 people, English National Ballet brings The Nutcracker to The Mayflower, Southampton. English National Ballet celebrates Tamara Rojo’s first season as Artistic Director with this exquisite production.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas with English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The company has performed it every Christmas since 1950. This year sees the return of Wayne Eagling’s version, created in 2010 to celebrate the company’s 60th Birthday. Daria Klimentová and Vadim Muntagirov will dance the lead roles in the opening performance and Tamara Rojo will appear later in the season.
Set in a world of frosty Edwardian elegance designed by Peter Farmer, this captivating production takes audiences on an enchanting journey with Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer. English National Ballet’s dancers bring to life Tchaikovsky’s eternally popular score which features the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Waltz of the Flowers and many other familiar favourites.
The Nutcracker is generously supported by Swarovski, the Garfield Weston Foundation and The Nutcracker Appeal donors.
Watch The Nutcracker short film