Birmingham Royal Ballet will return to Birmingham Hippodrome this Christmas with their iconic production – Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker, which opens on 17 November, features 60 dancers accompanied by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia in what has become THE traditional festive treat for the whole family.
Set on Christmas Eve, the story revolves around a young girl named Clara. She receives a Nutcracker doll as a Christmas gift from the magician Drosselmeyer. The Nutcracker comes to life as a Prince and the magical journey begins.
Last year, the production was given a much-needed makeover with new sets and costumes by designer John Macfarlane.
New to this year, Birmingham Royal Ballet has partnered with RiVR. The virtual reality company is bringing ‘The 12 Days of NutcrackAR’ – the world’s first Nutcracker-themed augmented reality walking trail in Birmingham.
Opening on 4 November at a special Birmingham Royal Ballet Nutcracker-themed free event at the Bullring, the NutcrackAR, offers everyone the chance to discover the hidden world of some of the props and costumes from the production.
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker runs at Birmingham Hippodrome from 17 November – 9 December 2023.
For more information, please visit http://www.brb.org.uk