For the first time ever, Birmingham Royal Ballet is bringing The Nutcracker to the Royal Albert Hall this Christmas.

The new ballet production features an on-stage cast of some 60 dancers. We went behind the scenes to watch the rehearsals with Nutcracker Prince Brandon Lawrence, Sugar Plum Fairy Céline Gittens, and Laura Day, who plays Clara.

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Laura Day
Céline & Brandon Nutcracker pics ©Lachlan Monaghan
Céline & Brandon Nutcracker pics ©Lachlan Monaghan
Céline & Brandon Nutcracker pics ©Lachlan Monaghan
Laura Day
Laura Day
Céline & Brandon Nutcracker pics ©Lachlan Monaghan
Céline & Brandon Nutcracker pics ©Lachlan Monaghan
Céline & Brandon Nutcracker pics ©Lachlan Monaghan
Céline & Brandon Nutcracker pics ©Lachlan Monaghan
Laura Day
Céline & Brandon Nutcracker pics ©Lachlan Monaghan

THE NUTCRACKER
Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 December 2017
For the first time ever, Birmingham Royal Ballet brings an enchanting production of this Christmas favourite to the Royal Albert Hall. This magical ballet, with its ravishing Tchaikovsky score, is the quintessential Christmas treat for all the family.
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