The enchanting tale of The Nutcracker is one of the best-loved ballets and centres around Clara and her nutcracker doll, which magically transforms into a princely soldier.
Their adventures see the Prince and Clara combat the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy for a wonderful trip to a Kingdom made entirely of sweets.
Composed in 1892, Tchaikovsky’s score has become one of his most famous compositions, in particular the pieces featured in the suite, chief among which is the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
The Vienna Festival Ballet, is a classical ballet company founded in 1980 by Peter Mallek.
Based in the UK, they typically spend eight months of the year touring small and medium venues around the country, with the occasional foreign trip.
As well as The Nutcracker, their repertoire includes Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Cinderella, Coppélia, Othello, La Sylphide, Rhapsody in Blue, American in Paris and Bolero.
Their performance of The Nutcracker at Retford begins at 7pm
Tickets priced £19 (£17 OAP, £12.50 children, £2 extra for a box seat) are available now from the box office on 01777 706866 .
Alternatively, go online at the theatre’s website at www.majesticretford.com