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The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome | reviews, news & interviews

The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham's is the nationwide Nutcracker of choice

Peter Wright’s superlative production of The Nutcracker has returned to Birmingham Royal Ballet's repertory for Christmas, a production he created for the company in 1990 and to my mind superior to any other presented in the UK today. Magic, the awesomeness of the Tchaikovsky score, are realised upon the stage and shown in its dances with a childlike sense of fantasy. The Christmas tree rises, the rats play, the snow-goose flies - and the audience gasps.

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