Truly scrumptious creation

Family-sized helpings of wit, pathos and magical fantasy are served up in Matthew Bourne’s production of Nutcracker!

The show follows the traditional path of Clara’s bitter-sweet journey from orphanage through a shimmering ice-skating wonderland to a candy kingdom.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delicious sets and costumes combine with sizzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional favourite.

Nutcracker! will be staged at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from May 1-5 at 7.30pm with matinees on Thursday at 2pm and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets £14-£37.50; to book, contact 0115 989 5555 or