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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 from 81 reviews.
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Treat yourself to a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this production of Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

why watch matthew bourne's nutcracker!

Matthew Bourne returns to The Lowry for two weeks worth of family-sized helpings of his trademark wit and magical fantasy. Nutcracker! is a hit with critics and audiences alike. The story follows Clara's journey from Chritsmas Eve at Dr. Dross' Orphanage to an ice-skating winter wonderland, followed by a candy kingdom called Sweetieland, inspired by the musicals of the '30s. Set against Tchaikovsky's fantastic score and paired with Anthony Ward's delightful costumes and sets, this show is simply out of the world. When you add Bourne's beautiful choreography into the mix, the result is a fresh and charming interpretation of the classic.

Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have had enormously successful dance productions in the last two decades. These include The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and the reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.

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Show Details

Genre: Musical

Duration: 1 Hr 40 Mins (20-Min interval)

Audience: To be confirmed

No. of Shows a Week: ~9

Opening Date: 23 Nov 2021

Closing Date: 4 Dec 2022

Theatre Name: The Lowry

Seating Capacity: 1,730

Theatre Facilities: Captioned performance, audio described, wheelchair accessibility

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Cordelia Braithwaite/Katrina Lyndon as Clara

Danny Reubens/Neil Westmoreland/Reece Causton as Dr. Dross

Dominic North/Stephen Murray/James Lovell as Fritz

Daisy May Kemp as Mrs. Dross

Ashley Shaw as Princess Sugar


Matthew Bourne


Anthony Ward


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music Director

Brett Morris

Additional Tip

Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

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