Monday, 5 December 2011

See the New York Ballet perform The Nutcracker for £10 each

I love The Nutcracker and I love taking the boys to see live performances of shows, but living in the Frozen North East of England this is often a very expensive thing for us.

However,  we will be going to see the New York City Ballet’s brand new production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker – which comes to the UK on Thursday 22nd December.

This is a  multi million dollar production which includes a 40ft Christmas tree that weighs a staggering 1 ton, seventy ballet dancers and a sixty-two piece orchestra. A massive no-holds-barred experience, described by the NY Post as "the Christmas show of all Christmas shows."

Tickets are only £10. Why so little?

Because it’s being shown in Cinemas, not on stage.

The limited screen run will launch on Thursday 22nd Dec and will be a virtually live performance, an ‘as if you were there’ kind of thing.
Here’s how it works: a camera crew will film a live performance from the New York City Ballet at the Lincoln Centre in New York on 13th Dec, which will then be beamed over to the UK via fibre optic satellite technology. The film will then be edited and produced and will then be distributed to around 40 screens in selected cinemas including Odeon, Showcase, Vue and independents.

Tickets will go on sale from Weds, 23rd November - please visit

We have taken the boys to the cinema a couple of times to see The Wiggles and they have loved it, so I am hoping that we have a fab time on 30 December when we make a day of it.

1 comment:

  1. Can highly recommend it - luckily I saw the live version whilst in New York last week - tickets were a darn sight more than a tenner though!


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