Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.
Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th-century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party. The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life. Wright's choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet's original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.
Tickets: £16 (£13) £10 Under 18 - Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets will not be available to purchase on the door.
To comply with Scottish Government regulations regarding social distancing, please note when making a booking, that you may only sit with people from your own household or extended household. If you are booking for another household as well your own, we recommend that after making your booking, you email email@example.com to advise us on the number of households attending so that we can seat your party as near to each other as possible.
The Bistro at The Brunton have a special offer for you this winter.
Enjoy a delicious 2 course meal for £12 or 3 courses for £15 before the screening. Or if you would like something lighter, how about a coffee and tasty traybake for £4.95?
This offer applies from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Last orders must be placed by 6.30pm. From 4 Dec, this offer is replaced by The Bistro’s delicious CHRISTMAS MENU
Please call The Bistro on 0131 653 5250 to book a table.