Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Nutcracker is what Christmas is all about -- a magical treat that will leave you with a festive glow long after the New Year has been and gone.
When Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her brand-new nutcracker she gets the surprise of her life, because when the clock chimes midnight the decorated Christmas tree starts growing and growing through the ceiling!
Her nutcracker soldier then comes to life and battles with the Mouse King, before leading Clara to the Sugar Plum Fairy's home in the Kingdom of Sweets. A magnificent Toytown battle then follows, and romance blossoms with a handsome Prince.
The show will be performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet using some stunning lighting, projections and gorgeous period costumes.
The Royal Ballet is a world-renowned ballet company based at the Royal Opera House. With 100 dancers it is the largest of Britain’s four major companies, and is regarded as one of the world’s greatest ballet companies.
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