The Nutcracker, Milton Keynes Theatre, 23rd November 2016.
This was a most wonderful and enjoyable evening:- from the excellent music by Tchaikovsky, with pieces that we are all familiar with. To the terrific dancers who filled the stage with delight, there were times when there was so much happening it was difficult to take all of this wonderful action in.
The theatre too did it's part, last week we sat in the front of the stalls, this week the first few rows had been removed and the orchestra pit had appeared, it was filled with a marvelous full orchestra including two harps and a children choir.
The stage sets are very imaginative, with an ice skating scene which looks quite realistic and suitably chilly. The story develops from a simple bedroom scene through to a full Christmas party, the escape balloon lifting up into the gods and then the garden scene.
The performers and dancers were excellent, interpreting the music with great grace, enthusiasm and elegance.
It was a truly magical evening, one we would like to see again.
Our thanks to everyone involved.
The Nutcracker runs at Milton Keynes Theatre from 24th – 26th November. Tickets from www.atgtickets.com/shows/nutcracker/milton-keynes-theatre