The Marlowe
Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker
A New Adventures Production

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

Reimagined for the 21st century.

Music by Tchaikovsky.

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, and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo And Juliet.

Recommended 5yrs+

Dance at The Marlowe is sponsored by

Kent & Sussex Cottages

Show Talk

Show Talk

Learn more about the show with a talk from company members. No need to book, just stay in your seat after the show.

Date Tue 16 Mar
Time Post-show
Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!