Enchanting fairytale The Nutcracker is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.
The production, by European Ballet, will feature international dancers under the direction of Stanislav Tchassov, a former principal dancer of The Bolshoi Ballet.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, the ballet is enhanced by more than 45 handcrafted costumes and colourful sets.
The magic of Christmas comes alive as Clara dreams that her toys come to life. The exciting moments of the ballet – the spells of mysterious Drosselmeyer, a fearsome battle between rats and toy soldiers, the transformation of the Nutcracker into a handsome Prince, who takes Clara to the beautiful Kingdom of Sweets, and stunning national dances from Arabia, China, Spain and Russia – all bring a celebration of magical story and dancing.
The Nutcracker runs at the Lichfield Garrick from November 19 to 21 (including a 2.30pm Saturday matinee). Tickets are priced £15.50, £17.50 and £19.50 (£10 students and children). To book, call 01543 412121 or visit www.lichfieldgarrick.com.