The Nutcracker

5 December — 21 December, Playhouse, QPAC

Share in the seasonal magic with Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker!

When good children should be tucked up in bed, little Clara is still wide awake. The clock chimes midnight – and a wondrous fantasy world unfolds! Led by the valiant Nutcracker, brave toy soldiers defend Clara against giant mice. Transformed into a Prince, the Nutcracker leads Clara on a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and sumptuous sets and costumes, this new production of Ben Stevenson’s Nutcracker is a must-see Christmas treat.

From the Artistic Director

Li Cunxin

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The History

Premiered in 1892.

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The Story

The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet.

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The Characters

Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and many more.

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Performances

  • Thursday 5 December — 7:30pm Thu 5 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Friday 6 December — 7:30pm Fri 6 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Saturday 7 December — 1:30pm Sat 7 Dec — 1:30pm
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  • Saturday 7 December — 7:30pm Sat 7 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Tuesday 10 December — 6:30pm Tue 10 Dec — 6:30pm
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  • Wednesday 11 December — 7:30pm Wed 11 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Thursday 12 December — 7:30pm Thu 12 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Friday 13 December — 1:30pm Fri 13 Dec — 1:30pm
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  • Friday 13 December — 7:30pm Fri 13 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Saturday 14 December — 7:30pm Sat 14 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Tuesday 17 December — 6:30pm Tue 17 Dec — 6:30pm
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  • Wednesday 18 December — 1:30pm Wed 18 Dec — 1:30pm
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  • Wednesday 18 December — 7:30pm Wed 18 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Thursday 19 December — 1:30pm Thu 19 Dec — 1:30pm
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    Audio-Described

  • Friday 20 December — 1:30pm Fri 20 Dec — 1:30pm
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  • Friday 20 December — 7:30pm Fri 20 Dec — 7:30pm
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  • Saturday 21 December — 1:30pm Sat 21 Dec — 1:30pm
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Prices

Adult $85
Concession $75
30 yrs & under $55
Child $45
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $221

An additional transaction fee of $6.20 applies.

Venue

Playhouse, QPAC

Groups

Groups 8+ $75pp

One ticket free per group of eight.

Complimentary Programs

Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances. Click here to read online.

 

Schools Workshops

Introduce your students to dance through our range of dance workshops for all ages and abilities. Our EdSquad dancers come to your school to deliver safe, educative and inspiring dance experiences.

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CREDITS

Choreographer Ben Stevenson
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Costume Designer Desmond Heeley
Associate Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Set Designer Tom Boyd
Lighting Designer David Walters
Répétiteur Tim O'Keefe

With the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

 

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