This holiday season, the curtain rises on Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties, a re-telling of one of the world’s favourite Christmas ballets.
It’s a magical Christmas Eve. Ciara and her brother Fionn are on a shopping trip to a famous department store in Dublin. They wander off from their parents and the magic of Nutcracker and Christmas begins…
The two are rescued by the Nutcracker doll who comes to life before they are surrounded by a glorious blizzard of snowflakes. The Sugar Plum fairy greets them leading Ciara into the kingdom of the sweets where the beautiful Christmas windows come to life.
Choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple, this exciting production of the festive classic performed by a cast of world-class dancers will appeal to audiences of all ages with its fairy-tale magic, beautiful costumes and a re-imagined Tchaikovsky score. A tale of wondrous adventure that combines to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.
Gather with friends and family to experience the beauty and magic of ballet live on stage. After all, Christmas only begins once you’ve seen Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties!
Creative Team Credits
Ballet Ireland is Ireland’s only professional ballet company, bringing new narrative-led ballets to Irish audiences each Spring and Autumn. The company was founded in 1998, and has been funded by the Arts Council of Ireland since 1999. To date, Ballet Ireland has mounted over 30 seasons of work, and their activities – which also include summer schools and professional workshops – have had a profound impact on the landscape of ballet in Ireland.