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The Nutcracker And The Mouse King - Watermans Arts Centre, London - 9th to 30th Dec 2017

Once Upon A Time, On Christmas Eve... A young Prince is transformed into a wooden Nutcracker doll by an evil Mouse King. Can a brave little girl break the spell and save him in time for them both to join the magnificent Christmas party in the magical Kingdom of Sweets?

WinterWalker presents The Nutcracker And The Mouse King, a re-telling of the classic Christmas tale by E.T.A Hoffman. This playful, pocket-sized production uses storytelling, dance and puppetry to tell the original fairytale story that inspired the much-loved ballet. This is a Christmas treat for everyone aged 3 and over that the whole family can enjoy together.

Click here for performance times and details, and to book tickets from Watermans Arts Centre.

The Nutcracker And The Mouse King was originally a co-production with Déda Derby and Lincoln Drill Hall and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


WinterWalker is a theatre company making shows for children and families. We are based in Derbyshire in the East Midlands. WinterWalker tells stories using movement, dance and music, with a sprinkling of text, clowning and puppetry. We create shows for families, children and adults, and the company’s ethos is that good theatre works for everybody, young and old.

The company is led by Director/Choreographer Kitty Winter and Composer Wayne Walker-Allen, who have worked together since 2007. Previous WinterWalker productions include Three Keepers, The Beast Of Belper and Come To The Circus.

Previous productions as freelancers include award-nominated shows FIVE and The Night Pirates with Theatre Hullabaloo, and sell-out family productions Rapunzel, Jack and Whose Shoes? with Nottingham Playhouse.

"Our whole family loved the show, funny and yet poignant too, our 3 year old raved about it for days afterwards"

‘So much silly I laughed my head off’

Audience feedback on WinterWalker's Three Keepers

‘Three Keepers is silliness at its best... a charming and joyous production’

Downstage Centre Magazine

‘Very inclusive of children and adults and very funny’

‘REALLY entertaining for everyone, funny, bright and playful.’

Audience feedback on WinterWalker’s The Beast of Belper