Barbican Cinema: The Nutcracker

Enjoy this sparkling ballet as an enchanting, festive treat for the whole family.

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A dancer mid-jump during the Royal Opera House's The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

Starring Akane Takada (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Cesar Corrales (The Prince), Christopher Saunders (Herr Drosselmeyer), Isabella Gasparini (Clara) and Luca Acri (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker), and conducted by Koen Kessels.

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