Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! released in cinemas for the first time

    Tuesday 15th and Sunday 20th November 2022 

    Marking the 30th anniversary of Matthew Bourne’s much-loved ballet, Trafalgar Releasing has  announced that Nutcracker! is being released in cinemas for the first time. Nutcracker! Is  screening in cinemas across the UK and internationally on 15th and 20th November 2022 in  the lead up to the festive season.

    Tickets are on sale now at

    The New Adventures production of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from Christmas Eve at Dr Dross’s Orphanage, through a shimmering winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland. Influenced by lavish 1930s Hollywood musicals, Nutcracker! features dollops of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s newly-refreshed  delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography in this delightful production.  

    Audiences across the UK and around the world can now enjoy Bourne’s sweetest of treats on the big screen. Released by Trafalgar Releasing, the global leader in event cinema distribution and produced by Illuminations, the production was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells, London, in January 2022, and is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon.  

    Artistic Director Sir Matthew Bourne OBE says, “I’m always delighted when our work is able to reach new audiences around the UK and internationally, and there is no better or more exciting way than through the Big Screen experience. I’m well aware that there is an enormous audience who find it impossible, for one reason or another, to get to one of our touring venues to see a live performance. So we aim, as much as possible, to capture that  ‘live’ experience in our films, brilliantly directed by Ross MacGibbon. There is no better  production than our Nutcracker to create that feeling of elation and wonder, and it’s captured equally well on screen where, like the show itself, every night is a party.  


    Clara Cordelia Braithwaite 

    Nutcracker Harrison Dowzell 

    Sugar/Princess Sugar Ashley Shaw 

    Fritz/Prince Bon-Bon Dominic North 

    Dr Dross/King Sherbert Danny Reubens 

    Mrs Dross/Queen Candy Daisy May Kemp 

    The Cupids Keenan Fletcher, Katrina Lyndon 

    The Humbug Bouncer Ben Brown 

    The Allsorts Trio Monique Jonas, Harry Ondrak-Wright, Rory Macleod

    The Knickerbocker Glory Jonathan Luke Baker 

    The Marshmallow Girls Stephanie Billers, Kayla Collymore, Shoko Ito, Kurumi  Kamayachi, Catrin Thomas 

    The Gobstoppers Alistair Beattie, Cameron Flynn, Stephen Murray The Governors Madelaine Brennan, Ben Brown, Rose Goddard, James Lovell 

    What's on elsewhere?

    The Commitments

    A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.

    Theatre Royal and Concert Hall Nottingham

    3 Apr 2023 - 8 Apr 2023

    The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK...

    The Illegal Eagles

    The Illegal Eagles return with a brand new production

    The Lighthouse Theatre - Kettering

    8 Apr 2023

    The Illegal Eagles return with a brand new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and showmanship.

    Dreamcoat Stars

    Experience powerful star vocals in a musical evening of West End and Broadway classics.

    Regal Theatre - Redruth

    25 Apr 2023

    Experience the powerful star vocals of four Josephs, coming together for a magical evening of West End and Broadway musical classics.
    - Advertisement -