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A selection of characters from a circus on a bright pink background

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

Tue 5 – Sat 9 Apr 2022
Main Stage, Theatre Royal


Tickets from: £15.00
Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Running time: tbc
Recommended: Age 5+, recorded music

A New/Adventures Production
Music by Tchaikovsky
Reimagined for the 21st century

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats comes to Newcastle 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.

Book early and secure the best seats at the best price! We reserve the right to change prices. 


‘A real treat’

A photo montage of company dancers portray a range of characters from The Nutcracker story
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‘In a nutshell, it’s a cracker!’

The Times

A close up view of Layton Williams as Jamie


Everybody’s talking about discounts!


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