Preview: Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker

By November 27, 2015

Theatre & Dance. Leeds.


This winter join Northern Ballet on the ultimate family adventure as Christmas favourite, The Nutcracker, returns to the stage. Northern Ballet will tour with this enduring festive tale to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal and Norwich Theatre Royal in November 2015 before returning to Leeds for its annual Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre with performances from 16 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016.

In the midst of a festive party, as the fire crackles and the pile of presents grows ever higher, Clara is caught up in the warmth and excitement of Christmas and becomes enthralled by her new Nutcracker doll. But, as the clock strikes midnight, her Nutcracker proves to be no ordinary toy and Clara is whisked away on the magical journey of a lifetime through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker features choreography and beautiful costumes by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, stunning Regency style sets by Charles Cusick Smith and lighting by Mark Jonathan.

David Nixon OBE, said: ‘The Nutcracker is one of the world’s most popular classical ballets and holds a special place in the hearts of audiences young and old. We are delighted to once again revive this charming story and add that extra bit of sparkle to the festive season for audiences across our touring venues.’

Tickets for all venues are on sale now. For booking information see