Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

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New Adventures - Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s Christmas treats returns to London for a limited season at Sadler’s Wells. It’s a Nutcracker! like no other, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland, to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional Christmas favourite. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2020.

Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades, including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.

Suitable for ages 5+. Some scenes may not be suitable for very young children.


Audio described performance Saturday 16th January 2.30pm, touch tour at 1pm.

Relaxed performance Sunday 10th January 2pm. This performance is off-sale until all relaxed performance details have been confirmed.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 8 December, the venue are introducing additional COVID precautions for visitors for performances from 14 December until 9 January (subject to review).

Everyone in your group over the age of 11 is required to wear a face covering when entering the theatre (including in the auditorium) at all times, except when eating or drinking. A new requirement of entry is for all those over the age of 11 to show evidence of a ‘Covid passport’ (or equivalent – see below). It is really important that you organise this with your party in advance of your visit, and it is simple to do.

IMPORTANT: What to bring with you to the theatre
From Tuesday 14 December until further notice, upon arrival, as well as your e-tickets, all members of your party over the age of 11 must demonstrate their COVID-19 status to gain entry in ONE of the following ways:

Full Vaccination
Status provided by COVID Pass via NHS app or NHS website, Letter via NHS website or calling 119, or a Vaccine card and photo ID. Or,

Documentation to prove a negative PCR/ LF test has been taken within the 48 hours prior to attendance.

Status provided by COVID Pass via NHS app or NHS website or NHS-Self Report Tool confirmation email and/or text message, Or,

Natural Immunity
Status provided by COVID Pass via NHS app or NHS website, Letter via NHS website or calling 119.

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