Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker UK and Ireland Tour will have a Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells in Christmas 2021 and new dates announced for 2022.
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures have started announcing Nutcracker UK and Ireland Tour 2022 dates which will include a Christmas Season at Sadler’s Wells in 2021.
Returning after nine years this Nutcracker for all seasons features family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.
Nutcracker will feature Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combined with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic. You can also expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2020.
Recipient of the 2019 Special Olivier Award, Sir Matthew Bourne and New Adventures have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades. A truly national dance-theatre touring company and one of Britain’s leading exporters of dance internationally, their productions include Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Red Shoes, Edward Scissorhands and most recently Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet.
Recent events and the inevitable knock-on effect these have had to the production’s schedule, coupled with the fact that the industry continues to wait for confirmation as to when theatres can reopen without social distancing has now made it impossible to mount this new production within this ever-shortening time frame.
Matthew Bourne said today ‘Today’s announcement is heartbreaking for everyone in the New Adventures family. We love our loyal audiences throughout the UK and we feel a great sense of sadness that we will not get to perform for you on our annual tour at this time. This year would have seen our 18th consecutive Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells with our sparkling new production of “Nutcracker!” I know that there was great anticipation to see this beloved show back after nine years but, alas, we must wait another year for a return trip to Sweetieland! In the meantime, we look forward to shortly announcing a series of adventurous plans, both on and off stage, for 2021 and we live for the day when the curtain rises again on a New Adventures show’.
All patrons who have booked for the 2020/2021 National tour of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! do not need to do anything and will be contacted directly by their ticket provider to arrange a refund or credit voucher.
All bookers with tickets for the 2020/21 Christmas season of the show at Sadler’s Wells will be transferred into equivalent performances in the 2021/22 season. Bookers do not need to do anything at this point and should expect to receive an email from Sadler’s Wells in the last week of September detailing their new booking information.
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! will now play at Sadler’s Wells from 7 December 2021 – 30 January 2022.
This page was last updated on 31 August 2020
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