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Archive listings for The Nutcracker

Work type: Kids show.


On Christmas Eve the toymaker Drosselmeier gives Marie and Fritz a traditional nutcracker in the shape of a soldier. Captivated by this strange little wooden figure, Marie stays up extra late to settle him down in the toy cabinet. As the clock strikes midnight the Mouse King appears with his mouse army, and challenges brave Nutcracker to a fearsome battle. And then the most magical story begins to unfold...Company Jellyfish Theatre Company.
2 Dec 18 to 9 Dec 18The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Inner London :: V219
listing details L0849864721

the play - T01520269014

It's Christmas and when Clara is given a wooden nutcracker in the shape of a handsome Prince, little does she know that she and her brother Fritz are about to be drawn into a great adventure. The Mouse Queen and the Mouse King have stolen the magic of the Christmas Tree star and the Land of Make Believe is in danger. The children and the toys must join in battle against the rotten royal rodents to save the magic of Christmas and restore the Prince to the throne. But first, Clara and Fritz must learn how to believe... Most suitable for ages 4+Company Story Pocket Theatre. Author Jenifer Toksvig. Music David Perkins. Director Julia Black. Director Adam Forde.
14 Dec 15 to 17 Dec 15Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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29 Dec 14 to 3 Jan 15Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L761243757


It's Christmas Eve and the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeier gives Clara an enchanted nutcracker as her present. A magical world unfolds where toys come to life, gingerbread soldiers do battle with armies of mice, and Clara journeys far and wide in search of her elusive Prince. See this classic tale brought to life by one of the theatre's fastest rising directors, Blanche McIntyre (The Seagull, The Birthday Party) and a much acclaimed double act, Hattie Naylor and Paul Dodgson. A feast of colour, song and fantasy, this is the ultimate Christmas show! Suitable for ages 6+Adapted by Hattie Naylor. Adapted by Paul Dodgson. Director Blanche McIntyre.
5 Dec 13 to 12 Jan 14NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L35590014


In his toyshop, Zachariah, the toymaker is hard at work. Reality leads into fantasy as the toys come to life and the audience is taken on a series of magical adventures..... The imaginative use of toys, automata and puppets make this performance particularly magical. Running time 1 hour with no interval. Age 5 and over.Company Cornelius and Jones.
17 Apr 09 to 18 Apr 09Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
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3 Jan 09Norwich Puppet Theatre, Norwich :: V70
listing details L841070195
12 Dec 08New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth :: V769
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Meet the affable but slightly peculiar Uncle Drosselmeir; his nephew Elias, with teeth strong enough to break nuts; the kind hearted Clara, and Kurt the evil Mouse King, out to avenge his mothers death. From giant Christmas trees, candy lakes, chocolate forests and sugar flowers to the battle of the toys and exploding mouse heads, this grisly comic adventure has somthing for everyone. Run time 1 hour 30 mins including an intervalProducer The Egg. Director Lee Lyford. Design Hayley Grindle.
12 Dec 08 to 10 Jan 09Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L01785201624


Adapted from Hoffman's The Nutcracker. The play takes place in a toyshop in 19th century Germany where Zachariah the toymaker is hard at work. Reality gradually gives way to dream-like fantasy as the audience is led into a series of amazing adventures. The toys come to life like those of Marie and Fritz in the fairytale, and Zachariah takes on the character of the children's godfather Drosselmeier - the sinister clockmaker. The imaginative use of toys, automata, puppets and Christmas traditions makes the show particularly magical and although aimed at young audiences it is vividly accessible to all ages. Age 5+Company Cornelius and Jones.
3 Jul 04The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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21 Feb 04Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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18 Feb 04Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
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17 Feb 04Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
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4 Jan 04 to 17 Jan 04Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
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22 Dec 03 to 23 Dec 03Brewery Arts, Cirencester :: V96
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20 Dec 03 to 21 Dec 03Guildhall Theatre, Derby :: V994
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6 Dec 03Southport Arts Centre, Southport :: V542
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23 Nov 03Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth :: V772
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22 Nov 03NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
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15 Nov 03Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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11 Oct 03Norwich Puppet Theatre, Norwich :: V70
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4 Oct 03Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
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Company Arena Touring Theatre.
19 Dec 03Leighton Buzzard Theatre, Leighton Buzzard :: V13
listing details L1011634112


A story of fantasy and magic, which inspired the world-famous ballet. This exciting puppet production with all the wonderful music introduces the children, Clara and Fritz, the Court Magician, Drosselmayer the Storytelller, and many more characters including performing cats, dancing monkeys and of course the Nutcracker himself! See the battle between the Three Headed Mouse King and the brave Nutcracker, the underwater ballet, and the Waltz of the Flowers!Company International Purves Puppets.
18 Dec 01 to 20 Dec 01Hafren (formerly Theatre Hafren), Newtown :: V852
listing details L0535355698


Performer Andrina Carroll. Performer Malcolm James. Performer Alison Pettitt. Performer Gabriel Swartland. Performer Jo Theaker. Director Michael Birch. Design Robert Innes-Hopkins. Lighting Peter Mumford.
16 Dec 98 to 23 Jan 99Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L01336210945

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