Production photos of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Roy Tan

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Roy Tan

How can it be that Matthew Bourne has been adding much needed dance sparkle into our lives for 25 years?!

Through his Adventures in Motion Pictures and New Adventures companies he has created magical productions of some of the best known dance classics including Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Nutcracker.

And this Christmas sees the return of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!  to Sadler’s Wells for a limited seven week run to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s imaginative sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s inspired choreography to create a fun and irreverent take on this Christmas favourite.

Also this Christmas More4 will air “Matthew Bourne’s Christmas” on 25th December at 9pm. Conceived by Bourne, the film promises to present a distinctive new way of presenting dance on screen.

And with projects coming up including his new production of Sleeping Beauty for Christmas 2012 at the Wells and a “super-production” of his Lord of the Flies ballet at Sadler’s Wells in 2013 featuring male amateur performers from around the UK, Bourne shows no sign of slowing down.

Photos by Roy Tan

LINKS

Book tickets to Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker at Sadler’s Wells

More4 website: Matthew Bourne’s Christmas