Let it snow! Christmas arrives in Covent Garden with The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker ****

Francesca Hayward (Clara) © ROH | Tristram Kenton

Francesca Hayward (Clara)
© ROH | Tristram Kenton

The Royal Ballet, 8th December 2015

Midnight chimes. A sinister bass clarinet throbs, a harp glints and the strings begin their ascent. Gary Avis’ debonair Drosselmeyer flings glitter to the heavens and the Christmas tree magically grows. This can only mean one thing: The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is back. Christmas has truly arrived and Tchaikovsky’s ballet continues to delight young and old with its festive magic, light dusting of snow and its chocolate-box score.

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