Peter Darrell

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★☆  Seasonal feast

Scottish Ballet’s much-loved version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is back at the Festival Theatre over Christmas. This time round, it seems reinvigorated and remarkably fresh.

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The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

★★★★☆ Christmas treat

The Secret Theatre may not entirely make up for missing a Christmas trip to the ballet but succeeds impressively on its own terms.

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Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker

★★★☆☆ Sporadic magic:
The sumptuous, Victorian backdrop to The Nutcracker is entirely appropriate for a production that has much of the appeal of a huge box of chocolates.

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