PREVIEW: The Nutcracker at the Theatre Royal Brighton

The Nutcracker is at the Theatre Royal Brighton from November 29 to December 1, 2012.
The Nutcracker is at the Theatre Royal Brighton from November 29 to December 1, 2012.

Following a triumphant 2011-2012 season, Moscow City Ballet return to Theatre Royal Brighton to perform the timeless classic, The Nutcracker (November 29 to December 1).

Complete with stunning costumes, sumptuous sets and Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece score, this enchanting ballet tells the story of Clara’s magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince, including a visit to the delicious Land of Sweets and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy.

Moscow City Ballet are celebrated for their dazzling repertoire of full scale ballet classics, showcasing the fact that Russian ‘big story’ ballet combines artistry, technique, narrative and live music, thus providing a true dancing experience. Audiences can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the excellent dexterity and grace of principal ballerinas Alevtina Lapshina and Liliya Oryekhova.

Founded by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov in 1988, Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most successful and popular touring ballet companies, highly admired for its distinctive style, exciting choreography and exceptionally gifted dancers.

Touring the UK since the early 90’s, Moscow City Ballet consistently perform over 100 shows annually to hundreds of thousands of ballet fans. The company has bewitched audiences worldwide with its traditional ballets, proving that everyone enjoys a good story.

Victor said: “In these difficult economic times I’m amazed by the support and appreciation the UK audience give to Moscow City Ballet. I truly believe that dance is escapism and I’m delighted that people find enjoyment and pleasure in watching our gifted dancers perform our Russian jewels.”

Moscow City Ballet will be accompanied on tour by the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra who will provide a luscious soundtrack to this magical season of dance.

To book tickets (£19-£33), call the box office on 0844 871 7650 or visit