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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker will move to O2 Arena

  • Date: 25 November 2011
  • Area: Midlands

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Nutcracker will move to O2 Arena

Birmingham Royal Ballet's spectacular production of The Nutcracker, created by the Company's Director Laureate Sir Peter Wright, is running at the Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday 11 December.

It is the world's most celebrated family Christmas show, and following its Christmas 2011 season at the Hippodrome the company will head to London and give six performances of its world acclaimed interpretation at the O2 from 27 to 30 December.

Sir Peter Wright created the production in 1990 to thank the City of Birmingham for its support and generosity towards the company following its move from Sadler's Wells. The Nutcracker immediately triumphed, establishing itself as the finest on offer throughout the country in the Christmas calendar of entertainment.

The enchanting story of Clara's adventures with her Nutcracker doll, Rat King and the Sugar Plum Fairy is an exquisite seasonal feast. Sets and over 200 costumes have been created by John Macfarlane, the designer of the Company's stunning Cinderella.

Trivia:

A Magic Circle magician was recruited to device tricks and illusions for the production

A huge  transformation scene has a Christmas tree growing from four metres to 15 metres and a fireplace expanding to fill half the stage

A crew of 50 people will work backstage

Flame retardant snow has been imported from a specialist company in New York

For more information about BRB: http://www.brb.org.uk/

To book for the Birmingham production:

www.birminghamhippodrome.com

0844 338 5000

To book for the O2 show:

www.theo2.co.uk

0844 856 0202