Posted on May 4, 2017
Birmingham Royal Ballet will bring a new adaptation of its much-loved Nutcracker to London’s Royal Albert Hall this Christmas, with performances from December 28 to 31.
David Bintley, artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), said: “Our wonderful Nutcracker has been an essential part of Christmas in Birmingham for over 25 years, and I am so proud to be part of the team producing a brand new version of our classic production for London audiences. There is nowhere more Christmassy than the Royal Albert Hall, and no other production that so fizzes with festive energy.”
This new version of Peter Wright’s production will use projections from 59 Productions, who recently created the much-admired digital scenery for Christopher Wheeldon’s production of An American in Paris.
Tickets are now on sale from royalalberthall.com.
Before the London season, BRB will dance Peter Wright’s production in its traditional form, at Birmingham Hippodrome from November 24 to December 13.
Photograph: Jenna Roberts as the Snow Fairy with artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s in The Nutcracker. Photograph: Bill Cooper