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English Youth Ballet - The Nutcracker

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Princess Theatre, Torquay

Fri 30 and Sat 31 Oct 2020

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Nutcracker comes to Torquay’s Princess Theatre in a lavish production by English Youth Ballet.
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Princess Theatre, Torquay

Fri 30 and Sat 31 Oct 2020
Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Fri at 19:30
Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

The phenomenal cast will star international principal dancers and showcase the talents of 100 selected young dancers.

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On Christmas eve Clara is given a nutcracker doll by Uncle Drosselmeyer. That night she dreams that the Nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince and together they embark on an exciting adventure. First, they defeat the sevenheaded Rat King and his army before traveling through the Snow Forest. Finally, they reach the glittering Kingdom of the Sweets where the Prince introduces Clara to the Sugar Plum Fairy. Divertissements of spectacular dances, each representing a sweet is given in her honour. The sweeping Sugar Plum pas de deux with the Prince brings the dream to a glorious close; Clara and audience will leave the Kingdom of the Sweets with Tchaikovsky’s famous score playing in their minds.

100 talented, local young performers supported by some of the world’s finest principal dancers
- Sunday Express

Now in its 22nd year, English Youth Ballet provides professional performance experience for talented young dancers. It has built a national reputation for the quality of both its full-length classical ballets and mixed bill programmes, winning The Stage Award – for special achievement in regional theatre. The opportunity to watch English Youth Ballet is a unique experience; sell-out audiences are treated to beautiful international principal artists sharing the stage with the top up-and-coming talent from the local area (aged 8 -18). EYB’s large cast ensures the world’s favourite ballets are performed with the scale and grandeur which was originally intended. There are now ex-EYB young performers in some of the world’s best companies – including the Royal Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Joffrey Ballet.

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Princess Theatre, Torquay

Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Torquay Station
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm
Open until 15 minutes after the start of an evening performance. If there is a show on a Sunday or a Bank Holiday, open from 4pm
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Our café-bar The Princess Bistro is open throughout the day and into the evening on performance nights and serves everything from a warming coffee and home-made cake on a cold winter’s morning to a full three course meal, or a cool glass of wine in the evening sunshine before heading into the show.
We have a function room with stunning views overlooking Torbay and Torquay Marina and have a selection of party catering packages available. Please call us for more information or to book a table for your pre-theatre meal 01803 206380.
There is no cloakroom at this venue.

The Princess Theatre first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. Top of the bill on the opening night were the late, great Tommy Cooper and the legendary Morecombe & Wise.  In 1963 The Beatles appeared live on stage singing the then newly released single “She Loves You” causing some hysteria in the town! 

The Princess Theatre is South Devon’s largest theatre with a seating capacity of 1,491.  Big musical productions that have thrilled our audiences include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, Starlight Express, Rocky Horror, Cats, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Icons of the stage and screen Sir Roger Moore, Elaine Page, Joan Collins and the beloved Joan Rivers, have also graced our stage. Comedians Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr and Dawn French have performed here too and chart toppers Mumford & Sons, Jamie Cullum and Ronan Keating have included the theatre on their UK tours.

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Princess Theatre, Torquay

Fri 30 and Sat 31 Oct 2020
Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Fri at 19:30
Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]