Wed 9 Nov 2016
"The ballet sparkled from start to finish!" The Sunday Business Post
Ballet Ireland will present The Nutcracker, one of the world’s most beloved ballets, with performances in the Victorian charm of Dublin's Gaiety Theatre Wednesday 16th - Sat 19th November. This Irish production is performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, including Hayley Cunningham and Cian Hughes, both Dublin-born.
This Christmas classic appeals to audiences of all ages, with its fairytale magic, Tchaikovsky’s beloved & sumptuous score, beautiful costumes, and a tale of wondrous adventure - combining to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable. Based on stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann's and Alexander Dumas, the ballet starts at a marvellous Christmas Eve party, as the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer brings gifts for all the children. When midnight strikes, very strange things start to happen. The Christmas tree grows to incredible heights and Clara’s magical Christmas gift, her Nutcracker, leads them into a fairy-tale world. With her heroic Nutcracker at her side, Clara defeats the Mouse King and his army of mice, and they journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets together...
Performances at the Gaiety Theatre, King Street, Dublin, Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 November, 7.30pm, Saturday 19 November, 2.30pm
Tickets: €26 - €45
For further information & tickets: https://www.balletireland.ie/on-stage/the-nutcracker-2016/
Ballet Ireland's production of The Nutcracker will be on tour across Ireland in November and December, with additional Dublin performances in Draíocht, Blanchardstown on Friday 25 November and The Helix, Glasnevin, Thursday 8 December.