Live classical music
for young audiences
The Story of a Nutcracker
Perfect for children aged 3-11. Take the Nutcracker story and music, shake it up, turn it on its head and engage your wildest imagination... Add violin, cello, oboe, saxophone, harp and piano (even a sitar), lots of silliness, plenty of interaction and a roller-skating Sugar Plum Fairy and you might be beginning to scratch the surface... Let us take your children on a fantastical journey to Russia, China and the Land of Sweets...
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This stunning production is beautifully summed up by the various reviews we have had!
"The magical journey is told by an extremely versatile ensemble of six actor/musicians who switch from playing a multitude of musical instruments to storytelling, bubble-blowing, roller skating, stilt walking and everything in between."
All of your favourite music is there; The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker March, The Russian Dance and all performed live, but in a way that makes it feel completely fresh and relevant to this modern adaptation.
"The bubble routine is probably the closest thing you can get to witnessing real magic on the stage. A rare occasion in theatre where both old and young sit gazing, open-mouthed in awe and wonder." Bath Echo
"As the story unfolds, the brilliant musical quintet plays Rob Buckland’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s familiar and ever-popular Nutcracker Suite, complete with Russian and Chinese dances and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy’s own moment.
The cast are all working together to create the magic, adventure and delight of a show aimed at children but equally entrancing for parents and grandparents." Fine Times Recorder
Run time 45 mins
Photos by Charlie Matters