The Nutcracker (2018)



The Nutcracker

“Luscious, luxurious and a sheer delight, The Nutcracker is a perfect Christmas treat”


★★★★ & ‘Show of the Week’.
“Rich in colour, artistry and grace…”

Michael Moffatt, Irish Mail on Sunday


It’s Christmas Eve. A marvellous party is taking place where the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer brings gifts for all the children. When midnight strikes, very strange things start to happen… The Christmas tree grows to incredible heights and Clara’s magical Christmas gift, her Nutcracker, leads them into a fairy-tale world.  With her heroic Nutcracker at her side, Clara defeats the Mouse King and his army of mice, and they journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets together.

This Irish production of the festive classic, performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, appeals to audiences of all ages with its fairy-tale magic, beautiful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s beloved & sumptuous score. A tale of wondrous adventure that combines to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.




Sets: Elizabeth Parsons & Andrew Clancy
Costumes: Werner Dittrich
Lighting: Eamon Fox
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


TOUR DATES (2018):


Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey 31 Oct & 1 Nov

Millennium Forum Theatre, Derry 2 Nov

Market Place Theatre, Armagh 3 Nov

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny 6 Nov

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny 9 Nov

Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown 10 Nov

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 14 – 17 Nov

Town Hall Theatre, Galway 19 & 20 Nov

Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo 22 Nov

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 23 Nov

Backstage Theatre, Longford 24 & 25 Nov

Draíocht, Blanchardstown 27 & 28 Nov

National Opera House, Wexford 30 Nov

Source Arts Centre, Thurles 1 Dec

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise 4 & 5 Dec

Civic Theatre, Tallaght 6 – 8 Dec

glór, Ennis 11 & 12 Dec

Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
 14 & 15 Dec

Siamsa Tíre, Tralee 16 Dec

Solstice Arts Centre, Navan 19 & 20 Dec

Visual Theatre, Carlow 21 Dec

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 22 & 23 Dec


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