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Follow Classic FM's guide to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, a festive favourite that remains his most endearing and best-loved ballet
Sweetieland is a neon lit, raucous and randy place with “Sugar” (Bourne’s reimagining of the Sugar Plum Fairy) seeking to spoil Clara’s happiness by stealing her prince. Hapless pyjama-clad cupids attempt to bring her and the Prince together while her friends in the orphanage are transformed into Marshmallow girls, the goby Gobstopper boys, the Liquorice Allsorts trio and Knickerbocker Glory.
Pictured: Dancers perform Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker at Sadlers Wells, London, 2007.
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