The world famous Russian National Ballet returns to Bolton, performing The Nutcracker at the Albert Halls on Saturday, October 19.
After the sell-out performances of Swan Lake last year, the Russian National Ballet is coming back to the UK with the beautiful ballet The Nutcracker, set to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky which is sure to delight and mesmerise audiences everywhere.
The Nutcracker is a vibrant classical ballet, a family orientated production with the magic of a fairy tale and some added glamour, supplied by the stunning new costumes.
The Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffman, follows the adventures of a young girl, Marie, who is given a Nutcracker doll for Christmas.
She enters a dream like land of magic where she soon discovers the Nutcracker prince and dances with snowflakes.
It is a highly accessible ballet, full of familiar music such as the Waltz of the Flowers, and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
No knowledge or experience of ballet is needed and the sets, costumes and informative programmes make the productions very easy to follow and, most of all, very enjoyable.
Set designer Lubov Sidelnikova said:
“The Nutcracker is a delightful and sympathetic fairy tale constructed around the gemstone of Tchaikovsky's music.
“With the set design I wanted to embed the perfect dream of a flawless world where everyone is happy and good always triumphs over evil.
“People always strive to beautify their life and through beauty we try to create harmony and joy.
“In the set design of The Nutcracker I tried to create a sense of lightness and convey a mood of celebration.”
It’s a wonderful treat full of glitter for the whole family so join in the unforgettable journey in the run-up to Christmas and become part of the magic as it unfolds.
The show at the Albert Halls, Bolton starts 7.30pm, Saturday, 19 October and tickets are from £17.25 available from Quay Tickets by calling 0843 2080 500 or online.
More information about Russian National Ballet can be found on the official website.