The Nutcracker - Strange Enchantments
Think The Nutcracker is a super-saccharine classic for the feel-good season? Think again. But don't let its dark undertones spoil your enjoyment of a balletic masterpiece.
Think of The Nutcracker as a super-saccharine classic for the feel-good season? Think again.
Is everything really all sweetness and light in the world of sugar-plum fairy? No! But don't let the tale's dark undertones spoil your enjoyment of the wonderful music.
Tom Service tears the gaudy wrapping paper from Tchaikovsky's balletic masterpiece to remind us you don't always get what you want. Behind the tinsel and fluffy snowflakes lies a story imbued with darkness and death. But maybe that is the secret of its unfading allure and beauty.
Tom is joined by Marina Frolova-Walker and Peggy Reynolds to crack the most popular nut in the repertoire.