Lesley Collier; Anthony Dowell; Michael Coleman; Julie Rose; Guy Niblett
NR (Not Rated)
Sir Peter Wrightï¿½s 1984 version of The Nutcracker for The Royal Ballet, still performed by the Company, stays close to Hoffmannï¿½s original tale. It emphasises Drosselmeyerï¿½s mission to find a young girl ï¿½ Clara ï¿½ who can break the curse imposed by the Mouse King on his nephew Hans Peter and thus restore him to human form. References to Nuremberg and German Christmas traditions are present in the settings, with a kingdom of marzipan featured in Act 2.