BALLET IRELAND presents THE NUTCRACKER
Ballet Ireland is delighted to present The Nutcracker, one of the world’s most beloved ballets, at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre on 16-19 November.
Let the Magic of Christmas Begin! This timeless classic, complete with glittering costumes and Tchaikovsky’s beloved and sumptuous score, takes audiences on a wondrous adventure full of quintessential Christmas magic.
This Irish production is performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, including Hayley Cunningham and Cian Hughes, both Dublin-born. This Christmas classic appeals to audiences of all ages, with its fairytale magic, Tchaikovsky’s beloved & sumptuous score, beautiful costumes, and a tale of wondrous adventure - combining to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.
Based on stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann's and Alexander Dumas, the ballet starts as the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer brings gifts for all the children at a Christmas Eve party. When midnight strikes, very strange things start to happen. The Christmas tree grows to incredible heights and Clara’s magical Christmas gift, her Nutcracker, leads them into a fairy-tale world. With her heroic Nutcracker at her side, Clara defeats the Mouse King and his army of mice, and they journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets together...
This holiday season experience the beauty and magic of ballet unfold performed by an international cast of world-class dancers. Treat the whole family to this Christmas classical ballet with a live orchestra. After all, Christmas only begins once you have seen Ballet Ireland’s The Nutcracker!