Tue 04 May to Sat 08 May 2021
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!
Reimagined for the 21st century
The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to the Festival Theatre for one week only! It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, 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 classic. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021.
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.
If you had previously booked tickets for Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes at the Festival Theatre, which was cancelled due to Covid-19, your booking will automatically be transferred to this performance.
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In a nutshell, it’s a cracker!The Times
A REAL TREAT. Like a sherbet lemon in a sea of treacle: sharp, smart and tangy on the tongue.The Daily Telegraph
Utterly delicious – a dazzling extravaganza.Sunday Telegraph
Truly, truly scrumptious.Independent on Sunday
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Friends 20% off (excl. Fri & Sat)
Groups (8+) £4 off Stalls and Dress. Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat). Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.
Student Standby £10*
Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.
* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.
All discounts may be withdrawn at any time.