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Ballet goes nuts

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: April 19, 2012

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MATTHEW BOURNE'S Nutcracker! returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday to Saturday, April 24 to 28, for a third time as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, following last year's hugely successful production of Cinderella.

This delicious theatrical feast has family-sized helpings of Bourne's trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy.

Nutcracker! follows Clara's bittersweet journey from a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr Dross' Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland.

Tchaikovsky's glorious score and Anthony Ward's delicious sets and costumes combine with sizzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional favourite.

Described by The Observer as "the undisputed king of dance theatre", Matthew Bourne's company New Adventures has produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands and Cinderella.

Bourne is widely hailed as the UK's most popular and successful choreographer / director. He is the creator of the world's longest running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical.

For more information or to book tickets contact 01752 267222 or go online at www.theatreroyal.com/nutcracker

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