NUTCRACKER STORY is a dazzling new film about one of the worlds most popular ballets performed by the artists of the Royal Ballet Covent Garden and Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet. It returns to the original fairytale by E.T.A. Hoffman and explores a magical childhood world of dancing snowflakes, giant Christmas trees and sinister rats.

NUTCRACKER STORY is narrated by Simon Russell Beale and features principal dancers of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and The Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet. Contributors include choreographer/director Sir Peter Wright, film director Ken Russell, choreographer Matthew Bourne, historian Marina Warner, film director Andrei Konchalovsky and biographer Anthony Holden. Tchaikovskys famous score is conducted by Valery Gergiev, the celebrated musical director of the Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre.

  • Director: Margy Kinmonth
  • Executive Producer: Maureen Murray
  • Executive Producer & Editor for The South Bank Show: Melvyn Bragg
  • A Foxtrot Films Production in association with ITV Productions & Channel 4 International

Film run time: 50 mins

Format: PAL (NTSC available on request)

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