Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker

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Liverpool Empire

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Tue 1 Mar - Sat 5 Mar 2022

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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 Empire

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Tue 1 Mar - Sat 5 Mar 2022
1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
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

Liverpool Empire

1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
Lime Street Station
The Box Office will open 90 minutes prior to performances, and close 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days.

Enjoying the show safely, together.

COVID-19 Status

To ensure the continued safety of our visitors and staff, currently, all attendees over the age of 18 will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 status to gain entry to the venue.

Find out more about what this means and about the measures we have put in place for your safety, well-being and enjoyment.

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Liverpool Empire

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Tue 1 Mar - Sat 5 Mar 2022
1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 5+
For group bookings of 10 or more: