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Magical Christmas ballet at MK Theatre

Date Posted:22/11/2016

Nutcracker Milton KeynesThis Christmas season English National Ballet presents its acclaimed production of o short tour of Nutcracker opening at Milton Keynes Theatre 23 – 26 Nov  before returning to the London Coliseum for Christmas.

2015 saw English National Ballet’s most successful Nutcracker run on record, when over 73,000 people made a performance at the London Coliseum part of their holiday celebrations. This year’s tour of Wayne Eagling’s version continues the Company’s tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production every year since 1950, its founding year.

On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger.  As the air grows colder Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.

This year, Nutcracker sees debuts from Rina Kanehara in the role of Clara, Emilio Pavan in the role of Nephew, Aitor Arrieta in the role of Nephew and Nutcracker, and Guilherme Menezes in the role of Nutcracker.

Further Principal casting sees Alina Cojocaru, Tamara Rojo, Fernanda Oliveira, Begoña Cao, Laurretta Summerscales, Crystal Costa, and Katja Khaniukova in the role of Clara, and Isaac Hernández, Yonah Acosta, Alejandro Virelles, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat, Junor Souza, Fernando Bufalá and Ken Saruhashi in the role of Nephew.   Casting varies according by venue please visit  for up-to-date casting

Based on a concept by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling, Nutcracker has choreography by Wayne Eagling and music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic, with design by Peter Farmer and lighting by David Richardson.

From the sound of the live orchestra tuning up to the final bows, Nutcracker is an unforgettable Christmas treat. Book your tickets today at Milton Keynes Theatre Box office 0844 871 7652