Carlos Acosta's Nutcracker in Havana

Carlos Acosta's Nutcracker in Havana

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
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Tue 19 Nov - Wed 20 Nov 2024
  Tickets available from £23.00
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A Cuban take on the favourite festive classic, Carlos Acosta’s brand-new production Nutcracker in Havana explodes onto the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre stage, featuring new choreography by Carlos Acosta CBE performed by more than 20 dancers from his Cuban company, Acosta Danza.
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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Tue 19 Nov - Wed 20 Nov 2024
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Tue at 19:30
Wed at 14:30 and 19:30
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Set to an exuberant Cuban newly commissioned version of the magnificent Tchaikovsky score, arranged by Cuban composer Pepe Gavilondo, the timeless story is brought to life with ballet at its core, enriched with Acosta Danza’s unique style and with Cuban dance traditions beautifully woven throughout the much-loved and joyful family tale.

Carlos Acosta's Nutcracker in Havana

Join Clara in her humble home in Havana, getting ready to celebrate Christmas with her family. The beer cans are on the tree and Cuba is suitably hot. When Clara is gifted a Nutcracker doll she embarks on the journey of a lifetime, to defeat the Rat King and into the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy accompanied by her Nutcracker Prince.

With spectacular video projection and set design by Nina Dunn (9to5 Musical, Bonnie and Clyde, BRB’s Don Quixote), Cuba collides with the Land of Sweets, bringing snow to Havana. With lighting by Andrew Exeter (Oti Mabuse: I Am Here, The Full Monty UK Tour, Johannes Radebe: House of JoJo) and costumes by Angelo Alberto (costume designer for Goyo Montero’s ‘Imponderable’ and Raul Reinoso’s ‘Satori’ with Acosta Danza) Nutcracker in Havana is a visually stunning spectacular treat for all.

For dance fans around the globe, Carlos is an international superstar of the classical ballet world. Born in Havana and trained at the National School of Ballet in Cuba, he went on to dance professionally with the world’s most prestigious companies, with London’s Royal Ballet becoming his home. Having tackled huge titles throughout his career, from Carmen to Don Quixote, Nutcracker in Havana is an opportunity for Acosta to fuse this festive treat with a little Havana heat.

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
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The Box Office is open from 90 minutes prior to performances in the main auditorium and 60 minutes prior to performances in the Norman Bragg Studio. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Cloakroom - Coats & small bags (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre can be found in the heart of Aylesbury. The theatre has attracted international interest in the world of construction and boasts a dynamic programme of electrifying West End productions, unparalleled comedy and the best children’s shows.

The multi-functional venue can accommodate conferences, meetings and live screenings.

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Tue 19 Nov - Wed 20 Nov 2024
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Tue at 19:30
Wed at 14:30 and 19:30
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