Magic of The Nutcracker to be shown on screen

12:33 07 December 2012

The Mouse King in the Royal Opera House production of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Picture: Johan Persson/ArenaPal

The Mouse King in the Royal Opera House production of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Picture: Johan Persson/ArenaPal

© Johan Persson

The magic of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live to cinema audiences for just one night.

The Royal Ballet’s production of the family favourite features a mesmerising score by Tchaikovsky, a Christmas tree that magically seems to grow, a fierce battle between the toy soldiers and the army of Mice led by the Mouse King, and the famous dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy danced by Roberta Marquez, with Steven McRae as the Prince.

The ballet tells the story of Clara, a young girl who creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to retrieve her favourite present. But a mysterious magician, Drosselmeyer, is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.

The production will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden into cinemas across London, and the world, on December 13.

The Royal Opera House Cinema season is in association with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The Nutcracker is at The Royal Opera House from December 10 to January 16.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Cook congratulates employees on one of the biggest year’s in Apple’s history.

Read more

Forget your partridges in a pair tree, and embrace the world’s most multicultural Nativity play.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Top Stories

Quizzes

Rockin' Santa!

If the answer is yes then test your knowledge of Christmas songs with our quiz.

Read more
Can you name this former Tottenham player? Try our quiz and see if you can get 15 out of 15!

This fun new Tottenham quiz will test even the most devoted Spurs fans’ knowledge...

Read more
West Ham Wikipedia quiz

This new West Ham quiz will test even the most devoted Hammers fans’ knowledge…

Read more