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Lime Street, Liverpool, North West L1 1JE

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker

Closed March 5, 2022

A nutcracker that's truly, truly scrumptious.

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Why See Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker?

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The genius of Matthew Bourne is realised once more in his critically acclaimed, and widely adored, production of the classic ballet, The Nutcracker. Featuring heaps of Bourne's signature style, wit, and pathos, alongside exquisite choreography and Tchaikovsky's sweeping score, Nutcracker! is the sweetest treat for all the family.

Following Clara's bittersweet journey from a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr Dross' Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, Nutcracker! is one of the most popular dance productions ever staged in the UK. Don't miss your chance to see it live!

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Opening night: 1 March 2022


Suitable for all ages.

Run time

1 hour 55 minutes including one 20 minute intermission.


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Directed and choreographed by Sir Matthew Bourne OBE
Designed by Anthony Ward
Lighting design by Howard Harrison
Music by Tchaikovsky
Associate directed by Etta Murfitt

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