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Nutcracker Sweeties – Ballet Ireland

Tuesday December 6, 2022
Ballet Ireland presents Nutcracker Sweeties
Show Date & Time:
Tuesday December 6, 8:00pm
Ticket Price:

€27/€22, Family of Four €70, Under 18s €15

Booking fee:


This holiday season, the curtain rises on Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties, a re-telling of one of the world’s favourite Christmas ballets. It’s a magical Christmas Eve. Ciara and her brother Fionn are on a shopping trip to a famous department store in Dublin. They wander off from their parents and the magic of Nutcracker and Christmas begins…

The two are rescued by the Nutcracker doll who comes to life before they are surrounded by a glorious blizzard of snowflakes.The Sugar Plum fairy greets them leading Ciara into the kingdom of the sweets where the beautiful Christmas windows come to life.

Above: Left to right: Dominic Harrison and Tadhg Brennan performing in Nutcracker Sweeties. Tadhg Brennan is from Letterkenny and trained with ZoNa Dance Co here in town before gaining his BA in Modern Ballet at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Photo by Andrew Ross.

Choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple, this exciting production of the festive classic performed by a cast of world-class dancers will appeal to audiences of all ages with its fairy-tale magic, beautiful costumes and a re-imagined Tchaikovsky score. A tale of wondrous adventure that combines to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.

Gather with friends and family to experience the beauty and magic of ballet live on stage. After all, Christmas only begins once you’ve seen Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties!

Creative Team Credits
Choreography: Morgann Runacre-Temple
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Additional music and sound composition: Tom Lane
Set & Costume Design: Jack Scullion

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