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Saturday 9 December 2023, multiple performance times

The Nutcracker & I

The Nutcracker & I

Presented by Saffron Hall

A pianist and a ballet dancer perform on stage, with an animated image of a dancing fairy projected into the space between them

Tchaikovsky’s glittering ballet is given new life in an ingenious intimate staging for musician, dancer, and digital animation telling the story of a little girl and the gifts and toys that spring to life from under the tree on Christmas Eve.

In this one-hour production for families, exquisite hand-drawn animations interact with the live performers. Underpinned by pianist Alexandra Dariescu’s virtuosic performance of some of Tchaikovsky’s memorable melodies, this is a delightful re-imagining of an evergreen festive favourite that envelops us in its timeless charm.

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Performance information

Running time

50 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 4+

This event is not recommended for children under 4 years old

Stage Effects

This event will feature projected animations

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

Programme and performers

Performers

  • Alexandra Dariescu piano
  • Imogen-Lily Ash dancer

Information for your visit

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

10am - 10.45am
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

10am
Enjoy a tea or coffee from the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

10.30am
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

11am
This show will run for 50mins without an interval.

Show ends

11.50am (approx)

Content warnings

Age Guidance 4+

This event is not recommended for children under 4 years old

Stage Effects

This event will feature projected animations

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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