New Adventures has announced full casting and tour dates for their 30th anniversary production of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, including an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells from 7 December 2021 to 30 January 2022.
The production is set to be newly designed and re-imagined, touring to 14 venues throughout the UK, opening at Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 15 November.
Cast includes Cordelia Braithwaite and Katrina Lyndon as Clara, with Ashley Shaw and Monique Jonas as Princess Sugar. Harrison Dowzell is set to play the title role, with Ben Brown and Reece Causton, and Fritz will be played by Dominic North, James Lovell and Stephen Murray.
Dr Drossis played by Neil Westmoreland, Reece Causton and Danny Reubens, with Mrs Dross performed by Madelaine Brennan, Daisy May Kemp and Steph Billers.
Citizens of Sweetieland are performed by Jonathon Luke Baker, Benjamin Barlow Bazeley, Alistair Beattie, Isaac Peter Bowry, Kayla Collymore, Keenan Fletcher, Cameron Flynn, Rose Goddard, Shoko Ito, Harry Ondrak-Wright, Catrin Thomas and Bryony Wood.
Making their debuts with New Adventures are Jade Copas, Jessica Crompton, Gabrielle de Souza, Kurumi Kamayachi and Rory Macleod.
New Adventures also announce and welcome their first Emerging Artist Apprentice, Enrique Ngbokota.
With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.
Featuring Tchaikovsky‘s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s sets and costumes, expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021.
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