Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Edinburgh Events: Scottish Ballet presents The Nutcracker

The Scottish Ballet's Christmas production of The Nutcracker is an utter delight that will make the most grinchy of folk feel like giving in to festive joy. Based upon Peter Darrell's 1973 production, it mixes traditional Christmas nostalgia with bright bold colours and sparkle, resulting in stunningly beautiful sets and costumes. It's a sumptuous visual feast, taking in Beatrix Potter-like dancing mice, delicate snow fairies in tutus and hundreds of shiny tree baubles that are incorporated into the sets. The choreography, strictly based upon the original production, is flawless and Tchaikovsky's music enchanting; the amount of detail that has gone into all aspects of the production is breathtaking. It has a sense of innocence and wonder that makes it very suitable for all ages and would be such a lovely show to take children to form some special Christmas memories. The Nutcracker is at the Festival Theatre until 3 January, a perfect time for this most beautifully festive performance.

We sat next to Edinburgh Sketcher and were thrilled to see him at work, you can view his drawings from the Nutcracker on his website.

Photos courtesy of Scottish Ballet


  1. Heading there tonight, such a Christmas tradition.

    1. It's a lovely tradition! Enjoy & have a lovely Christmas x