Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve, a young Prince is transformed into a wooden Nutcracker doll by the Evil Mouse King's curse. Can a brave little girl break the spell in time for them both to join the magnificent Christmas party in the magical Kingdom of Sweets.

This playful, pocket-sized production is a funny and modern adaptation of Hoffmann's timeless tale. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King combines storytelling, dance and puppetry with original music inspired by Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. This is a Christmas treat for everyone aged three and over that the whole family can enjoy together.

'Brilliant show. A perfect start to Christmas'

'Something for everybody, you totally entranced my daughters (and us!)'

'My favourite bit was when the nutcracker came alive. I loved it'

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Creative Team

Director/Choreographer: Kitty Winter

Composer: Wayne Walker-Allen

Designer: Eleanor Field


Pearl: Maisie Whitehead

Pat: Lizzie Muncie


Watermans Arts Centre: Kew, London


Déda: Derby

Lincoln Drill Hall

A WinterWalker production in assosiation with Déda and Lincoln Drill Hall

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