Monday, 10 December 2012

The Scottish Ballet present the Nutcracker

An enchanted dolls' house, an evil governess, and a nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise - this winter, prepare to enter a magical new world...  

I had the most amazing Saturday night and it is all thanks to the The Scottish Ballet and their incredible take on The Nutcracker- I have been walking on air since and just had to share. I was bubbling with anticipation and excitement in the lead up to the night thanks to the trailer above- following on from their success with Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella I knew we were in for a truly spellbinding night and it was everything I could of expected and more.

Set to the beautiful Tchaikovsky score and performed against absolutely breathtaking backdrops, the dancers took the audience on a magical journey, sweeping us away on a colourful adventure of incredible choreography, whimsical costumes and enchanting storytelling that is simply not to be missed. 

My boyfriend came along with me and this was his first experience at the Ballet and he LOVED it, I had no idea how he would find it- but he thought it was incredible and I am so glad I took him along to something that he would not usually attend. Since I have started going along to the Ballet I have loved seeing the variety of people and ages in the audience and watching many having a brand new experience. Standing at the bar or in the queue at the loos it is lovely to hear so much excited chatter about the dancers and performances- it really creates a magic in a theatre that I have never experienced before.

I cannot recommend enough that you catch this electrifying production if you can, it is the perfect way to get yourself in the festive spirit this year and an experience to really treasure. You can even get tickets on the day for only £10 if you are under 26 or not in work currently which is an absolute bargain for a truly beautiful evening out.

You can see The Nutcracker from December to January at the following venues;

Theatre Royal, Glasgow 
8 - 29 December 2012
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
8 - 12 January 2013
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
16 - 19 January 2013
Eden Court, Inverness
23 - 26 January 2013
Grand Opera House, Belfast
30 January - 02 February 2013
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
06 - 09 February 2013

1 comment:

  1. this looks fantastic, I really want to see it here in london but tickets start at £80 - ouch! x


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