Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker Prod Shot

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker

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Liverpool Empire

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Tue 9 Mar - Sat 13 Mar 2021

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

Tue 9 Mar - Sat 13 Mar 2021
1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 5+
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]

"Reworked, refreshed and remarkably vibrant"

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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

Liverpool Empire

1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
Lime Street Station
Monday to Saturday, 12.00 to 16.00. Sunday, opens 2 hours prior to show starting (closed for no show).
On show nights, the Box Office will remain open until 15 minutes after the show stars. On Sundays and Bank Holidays, if there is a performance, the Box Office will open 2 hours before the show stars, and close 15 minutes after the show starts.
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The Liverpool Empire has four bars to choose from.
Add that VIP experience to your visit by upgrading your ticket to include access to our excusive Ambassador Lounge. You will be greeted on arrival by one of our dedicated hosts who will escort you to your table. For more information, please contact
A cloakroom is available at this venue during selected performances.

In 1866, Liverpool Empire began its life as The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House and was run by gas light and steam power. The name changed to what it is today in 1895, so has had its name for over 100 years. It went through many refurbishments, before being bought by ATG and the theatre now stands about a quarter size bigger than it originally stood.

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Watch the trailer

Liverpool Empirechange

Tue 9 Mar - Sat 13 Mar 2021
1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 5+
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]