Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to wow ballet fans in Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 20:38 05 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:43 05 October 2011

The Nutcracker will be performed at the Hertford Theatre

The Nutcracker will be performed at the Hertford Theatre


AN enchanting production of ballet The Nutcracker is coming to Hertfordshire.

The Vienna Festival Ballet present Tchaikovsky’s world famous classical ballet at the Hertford Theatre on Saturday, October 8 and again at Campus West, in WGC, on Sunday, November 27.

With choreography by Sheila Styles from Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker is one of the best-loved ballets and centres around Clara and her nutcracker doll, which magically transforms into a princely soldier.

Their adventures see the Prince and Clara combat the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy for a wonderful trip to a kingdom made entirely of sweets.

The Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of the heart-warming tale offers all the essential ingredients of ballet – glamorous costumes, beautiful sets and energetic performances by the dancers, all bringing the magic of ballet to life.

The company’s founder, the hugely experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director Peter Mallek, has hand-picked a group of talented young artistes for this production, giving each performance vivacity, energy and freshness.

Returning by popular demand following several successful performances, including Cinderella earlier this year, Vienna Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker promises to be a delightful treat for ballet fans and interested observers alike.

The performances also offer an ideal opportunity to introduce children to the art and skills of ballet.

* For ticket details, click on the Hertford Theatre and Campus West links above right.

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