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Peaceful Lion Productions will present Nutcracker! The Musical at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington, north London, from 8 December 2015 to 3 January 2016, with an official opening on 9 December 2015.
Based on the popular Christmas ballet, this new musical adaptation features a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson. Musical arrangements are by Bruce Kiesling and Paul Rigano.
"Teenage Marie is too old to play with dolls but there’s something intriguing about the nutcracker given to her by her old Uncle Drosselmier. He seems lost in time. Long ago in the fairy tale kingdom of Chronenburg, the beautiful Princess Pirlipat has been magically disfigured by the evil Mouseyrinks, Queen of the Mice. King Wilhelm enlists the help of the mystical Royal Clockmaker to break the curse. Will a little magic and a lot of imagination be enough to discover the secret of the nutcracker and rescue the people of Chronenburg from the clutches of Mouseyrinks’ spell?"
The familiar story will be directed by Ollie Fielding with design by Eleanor Field and choreography by Alejandro Postigo. The cast are yet to be announced.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.