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The Nutcracker live via Odeon Cinemas

Date Posted:05/12/2016

The Nutcracker LiveODEON – Europe’s largest cinema chain – is bringing The Royal Ballet’s much-loved festive production of The Nutcracker to the big screen, offering guests the chance to immerse themselves in the magical world of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince.

Tickets for The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House are now sold out ahead of Christmas, but Milton Keynes residents will have a chance to experience one of ballet’s most-loved stories as the classic is streamed live onto the screen of their local ODEON Cinema on Thursday 8th December at 7.15pm.

The production, choreographed by Peter Wright, sees Drosselmeyer the magician sweep young Clara away on a fantasy adventure through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing makes The Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

Kenny Simmons, General Manager at ODEON Milton Keynes Stadium said: “We're thrilled that this beautiful ballet will be showing at ODEON Milton Keynes Stadium for our guests to enjoy from the comfort and hospitality of our cinema. Live entertainment is hugely popular with our guests herein Milton Keynes whether that be theatre, music or sport, which is why we’re pleased to bring this magical production to our screens –  just in time for Christmas.”

Other ODEON Event Cinema screenings taking place over December and into the New Year include The National Theatre Live’s West End stage hit No Man’s Land, on Thursday 15th December, and Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Tempest on Wednesday 11th January.

To help cinema-lovers celebrate festive film all season, a number of ODEON Cinemas across the country will be opening their doors to film fans on Christmas Day this year, offering a range of titles from blockbuster hits including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as well as top Bollywood titles.*

ODEON will also be showing a selection of Christmas classics to help guests get in the festive spirit, including screenings of It's A Wonderful Life – often cited as one of the best-loved films ever made – as well as the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy classic Jingle All The Way.

Tickets are on-sale now for The Nutcracker, as well as other upcoming Event Cinema titles, and can be booked via the ODEON website – with no booking fees: