Nutcracker at Royal Albert Hall this Christmas – Exclusive PREVIEW

It’s a very crowded stage this time of year with Nutcrackers competing across the land.

There is a thrilling new pretender for the Christmas crown as the Birmingham Royal Ballet boldly seizes one of London’s greatest and grandest halls.

Express Online has been given an exclusive sneak peak at the work behind the scenes to create this festve treat. With new choreography by Sir Christoher Wright and incredible production from the team who worked on the London 2012 Olympics, this promises to be a huge treat for even the most jaded ballet fans.

Furthermore, dance lovers need to pop en pointe and move fast as this production is only in town for seven performances. 

The show opens on December 28 and won’t just feature a world class company and exquisite choreography. The BRB and Royal Albert Hall will also put on a dazzling display of lights and magic, using state-of-the-art technology to conjure a vivid and magical winter wonderland.

The venue is unique with its circular seating pattern meaning that many shows are performed “in the round.”

The BRB’s acclaimed Nutcracker has been adapted especially for this dynamic and challenging  environment where every part of the audience must receive a tailored view. 

The show is a feast for the eyes, ears and soul.

As well as the stunning Tchaikowsky score, packed with instantly recognisable tunes that have graced many movies and too many adverts to count (try not to think of a certain chocolate bar during one famous number), the production will feature 75kg of artificial snow.

Prepare to be transported to a magical kingdom by the ground-breaking new projections from the award-winning 59 Productions, who worked on the hit stage show An American in Paris as well as London 2012’s opening ceremony.

Sir Peter Wright’s choreography seamlessly dances together with the work of Vincent Redmon and the legendary Lev Ivanov, who choreographed the original 1892 production.

David Bintley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, said: “Our wonderful Nutcracker has been an essential part of Christmas in Birmingham for over 25 years, and I am so proud to be part of the team producing a brand new version of our classic production for London audiences. There is nowhere more Christmassy than the Royal Albert Hall, and no other production that so fizzes with festive energy.”

The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall full information:

Thursday 28 December, 7pm

Friday 29 December, 2pm and 7pm

Saturday 30 December, 2pm and 7pm

Sunday 31 December, 1pm and 5pm

Tickets: £35-£85

For bookings and more information: or call  020 7589 8212