Russian stars aim to crack on with show

The classic Nutcracker is a family favourite
The classic Nutcracker is a family favourite

The world renowned Russian State Ballet and Opera House will be coming to The Grove Theatre in Dunstable on
Sunday.

The performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is an eternal favourite among audiences.

The story of a nutcracker doll which turns into a prince is a highly accessible ballet, full of familiar music such as The Waltz of the Flowers and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The company is touring the UK from mid-October to end of November 2015 and will be performing three ballets – The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Don Quixote, with each ballet being directed and choreographed by Konstantin Uralsky.

Producer Alexej Ignatow, of Amande Concerts Ltd, who has co-ordinated the UK tour, said: “It’s fantastic to bring such a talented and inspiring Russian opera and ballet company to the UK to offer local audiences the opportunity to experience world class ballet performances. We want to make ballet much more accessible and with such a renowned Bolshoi star as Konstantin Uralsky, as director, audiences know that these performances promise to be both stunning and magical.”

The Russian State Ballet & Opera House has been presenting ballets and operas to huge worldwide audiences for over 14 years. Amande Concerts Ltd will be bringing some 250 performers from the company to the UK as part of their 2015 tours.

For tickets to see the show call the box office on 01582 60 20 80.