The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

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Story

Please note: the Fugard Theatre’s scheduled screenings will not be affected by load-shedding.

From the Bolshoi Ballet. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    01 Feb 2015 - 01 Feb 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes

Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Piotr TchaikovskyMusic
    • Yuri Grigorovich Libretto
    • Yuri Grigorovich Choreography