Classic ballet comes to Weston

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 September 2011

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker


AUDIENCES will have an opportunity to see one of the world's best-loved ballets at The Playhouse this autumn.

The Vienna Festival Ballet Company will bring Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s world-famous tale to the theatre on October 6 for one night only.

The tale is one of the best-loved ballets and centres around Clara and her nutcracker doll, which magically transforms into a princely soldier. Their adventures see the Prince and Clara combat the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy for a wonderful trip to a Kingdom made entirely of sweets.

This production of the traditional tale offers all the essential ingredients of ballet - glamorous costumes, beautiful sets and energetic performances by the dancers, all bringing the magic of ballet to life.

The company’s founder, the hugely experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director, Peter Mallek, has hand-picked a group of young, international talented dancers for this production, giving each performance vivacity, energy and freshness.

Now in their 32nd year of producing quality ballet productions, the company continues to experience remarkable success and perform great classical ballets all over the world.

The performances also offer an ideal opportunity to introduce children to the art and skills of ballet.

Tickets are priced £8 to £18.50, and are available from The Playhouse box office on 01934 645544 or

* The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: Who wrote The Nutcracker?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number, to; Vienna Festival Ballet competition, Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am by September 30.

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