The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats comes to cinemas for the first time.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this is a Nutcracker! for all seasons. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s newly-refreshed delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic production.
witty, wonderful, rip-roaring spectacular ★★★★★Daily Telegraph
the sweet treat we all deserve ★★★★★Evening Standard
Running time: 88 minutes
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