Birmingham Royal Ballet has cancelled its forthcoming production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall due to government restrictions of indoor events.
In a statement on the company’s site, they announced: “The government restrictions from 2 December will limit public attendance at indoor events to 1,000 people which makes it financially impossible to stage a production of this scale.”
The show was due to transfer to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 14 – 22 December however this has been thrown into doubt with today’s government announcement that Birmingham will be placed in Tier 3 locality restrictions.
A tweet from Birmingham Royal Ballet stated they were “working hard on alternative ways in which we can bring the show to audiences.”
Directed by the Royal Ballet’s artistic director Carlos Acosta and Birmingham Rep’s Sean Foley the 80-minute piece features Peter Wright’s award-winning choreography which was adapted by David Bintley