Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

Updated take on the Christmas classic

Scottish Ballet had quite a year in 2017, presenting its ground-breaking digital season, Under the Skin - then performing at the Royal Opera House in London for the first time in its 60-year history.

One man who would have been hugely proud of the company's achievements is its founder, Peter Darrell. So it seems fitting that this landmark year comes to a close with one of Darrell's most popular works: The Nutcracker.

First performed in 1974, the ballet was adored by audiences for many years, until it fell into retirement. Then, in 2014, the original full-length production was taken out of the archive, Philip Prowse' set was given a brand new look (or 're-imagining') by award-winning designer Lez Brotherston and Darrell's Nutcracker was back in play.

This lovingly restored production hit the spot with everyone – those nostalgic for Darrell's original along with newcomers to the ballet. Happily, three years later, we'll see those shiny baubles, hear Tchaikovsky's gorgeous score, and enjoy Darrell's entertaining choreography once more when Scottish Ballet takes it on tour across the country.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sat 9–Sat 30 Dec; Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Thu 4–Sat 13 Jan.

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Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

The festive favourite set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Peter Darrell’s production of The Nutcracker evokes the magical adventure of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Wed 27 Jan 2021

£20–£39 / 01463 234234

Booking is essential.

Thu 28 Jan 2021

£20–£39 / 01463 234234

Booking is essential.

Fri 29 Jan 2021

£20–£39 / 01463 234234

Booking is essential.

Sat 30 Jan 2021

£20–£39 / 01463 234234

Booking is essential.

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Sat 5 Dec

0131 529 6000

Booking is essential.

Sun 6 Dec

0131 529 6000

Booking is essential.

Wed 9 Dec

0131 529 6000

Booking is essential.

…and 15 more dates until 31 Dec

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Wed 20 Jan 2021

£20.50–£49.50 (£25.50–£47.50) / 01224 641122

Booking is essential.

Thu 21 Jan 2021

£20.50–£49.50 (£25.50–£47.50) / 01224 641122

Booking is essential.

Fri 22 Jan 2021

£20.50–£49.50 (£25.50–£47.50) / 01224 641122

Booking is essential.

Sat 23 Jan 2021

£20.50–£49.50 (£25.50–£47.50) / 01224 641122

Booking is essential.

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