This holiday season, the curtain rises on Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties, a new production of one of the world’s favourite ballets. This ballet will tour to 13 venues throughout the island of Ireland, including the Gaiety Theatre Wed 17 – Sat 20.
This new production is set in a department store in Dublin where Ciara and her brother Fionn go on a shopping trip with their parents. They wander off from their parents and the magic of Nutcracker and Christmas begins… The two are rescued by the Nutcracker doll who comes to life before Ciara shakes a snow globe creating a glorious blizzard of snowflakes. The Sugar Plum fairy greets them leading Ciara into the kingdom of the sweets where the beautiful Christmas windows come to life.
Choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple, this exciting new Irish presentation of the festive classic performed by a cast of world-class dancers will appeal to audiences of all ages with its fairy-tale magic, beautiful costumes and a re-imagined Tchaikovsky score. A tale of wondrous adventure that combines to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.
Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey Fri 5 & Sat 6 Nov
Millennium Forum Theatre, Derry Tue 9 Nov
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Wed 17 – Sat 20 Nov
National Opera House, Wexford Sat 27 Nov
Visual Theatre, Carlow Sun 28 Nov
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny Tue 30 Nov
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick Fri 3 & Sat 4 Dec
Town Hall Theatre, Galway Tue 7 & Wed 8 Dec
Draíocht, Blanchardstown Fri 10 & Sat 11 Dec
Civic Theatre, Tallaght Mon 13 & Tue 14 Dec
glór, Ennis Thurs 16 & Fri 17 Dec
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee Sat 18 & Sun 19 Dec
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Wed 22 & Thurs 23 Dec