Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker

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Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

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Tue 1 Feb - Sat 5 Feb 2022

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The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to Bristol for one week only! It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike.
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Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

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Tue 1 Feb - Sat 5 Feb 2022
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 5+
For group bookings of 10 or more:

"Reworked, refreshed and remarkably vibrant"

The Times

Utterly delicious – a dazzling extravaganza
- Sunday Telegraph
Truly, truly scrumptious
- Independent on Sunday

With 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 1930’s.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021.

Hailed by The Observer as "the undisputed king of dance theatre", master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.

Photography: Simon Annand, Eric Richmond

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What the critics say

In a nutshell, it’s a cracker!
- The Times
A REAL TREAT. Like a sherbet lemon in a sea of treacle: sharp, smart and tangy on the tongue.
- The Daily Telegraph

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Bristol Temple Meads
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Bars open one hour before performance begins. The Piano Bar opens 90 minutes before the show where you can indulge with cocktails and champagne by the glass.
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The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.

It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.

Towards the beginning of the century, the theatre staged a variety of acts as a Music Hall. Since then, and due to the fact that it has one of the largest theatre stages in Britain, The Bristol Hippodrome has established itself on the touring circuit for all major musical productions, thus becoming known as Bristol’s West End Theatre.

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Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

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Tue 1 Feb - Sat 5 Feb 2022
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 5+
For group bookings of 10 or more: