Bourne's Nutcracker back at Lowry

Published: 26 January 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Matthew Bourne’s take on The Nutcracker visits The Lowry, Salford from November 24–28.

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’s Orphanage, through a winter wonderland to the candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.

Tchaikovsky’s score and Anthony Ward’s sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s choreography to create a “charmingly irreverent” interpretation.