The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet screening NMT
Approximately two hours and 20 minutes with one interval
A family favourite, The Nutcracker is based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s beloved Christmas tale.
The story follows Clara and the enchanted Nutcracker as they defeat the evil Mouse King, and go on a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and an array of other memorable characters.
The ballet is set to one of Tchaikovsky’s most ravishing scores, which perfectly captures the spirit of the festive season.
Peter Wright’s production has enchanted audiences since it was first performed by The Royal Ballet in 1984 and continues to be a staple of the Company repertory.
The Royal Opera House cinema broadcasts offer audiences the best seats in the house and include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews presented by Darcey Bussell and Ore Oduba and incredibly detailed close-ups of performers. Audiences are never far from a performance at the Royal Opera House, with most UK viewers located within 30 miles of a cinema screening. In 2017/18 more than one million people globally saw a production of world-class opera or ballet from the Royal Opera House at one of more than 1,500 cinemas in 51 countries.