This Christmas, the Arts Station is brings an encore screening of the Royal Ballet’s festival favourite, The Nutcracker by Peter Wright, direct from the Royal Opera House, London.
This beautiful ballet enthrals with snowflakes, the land of sweets and sensational dancing. A wonderful night out for all the family, we encourage children to come dressed as their own fairy prince/ss, ballet dancer, evil magician, magical toy or mouse! Magical wands, sweets and toys all welcome too!
This free screening will take place the at the Vogue theatre at 5pm on Sunday December 17th and offers the perfect opportunity to introduce classical theatre to the entire family.
There are no advance reservations but please arrive in good time to get your seats. Doors at 4.30pm.
Drosselmeyer, a mysterious magician and creator of mechanical toys and clocks, was once employed at the royal palace, where he invented a trap that killed off half the mouse population. In revenge, the wicked Mouse Queen cast a spell on Drosselmeyer’s nephew, Hans-Peter, which transformed him into an ugly nutcracker doll. The only way to break the spell is for the Nutcracker to slay the Mouse King and for a young girl to love and care for him in spite of his awful appearance.
The ballet is full of grand ball sequences, beautiful duets and solo’s from the prima ballerina, Clara, and a final confrontation between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker, between evil and good!