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.

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