Cast announced for the UK Tour of Matthew Bourne’s NUTCRACKER!

Full casting and tour dates for the 30th Anniversary of a newly designed and reimagined production of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! have been announced.

The tour opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 15 November 2021 ahead of a Christmas Season at Sadler’s Wells, London from Tuesday 7 December 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022. The tour then continues until April 2022, visiting a total of 14 venues across the UK.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! features a cast of well-loved New Adventures stars along with many stars of the future! Cordelia Braithwaite and Katrina Lyndon will play Clara with Ashley Shaw and Monique Jonas as Princess Sugar. Harrison Dowzell will play the title role, along with Ben Brown and Reece Causton and Fritz will be played by Dominic North, James Lovell and Stephen Murray. Playing the formidable Dr Dross we have Neil Westmoreland, Reece Causton and Danny Reubens with his wife, Mrs Dross performed by Madelaine Brennan, Daisy May Kemp and Steph Billers.

The citizens of Sweetieland are performed by New Adventures’ dancers Jonathon Luke Baker, Benjamin Barlow Bazeley, Alistair Beattie, Isaac Peter Bowry, Kayla Collymore, Keenan Fletcher, Cameron Flynn, Rose Goddard, Shoko Ito, Harry Ondrak-Wright, Catrin Thomas and Bryony Wood. Making their debuts with New Adventures are Jade Copas, Jessica Crompton, Gabrielle de Souza, Kurumi Kamayachi and Rory Macleod. New Adventures are thrilled to announce and welcome their first Emerging Artist Apprentice, Enrique Ngbokota who joins the company having been supported and mentored by New Adventures throughout their third year of training. This apprenticeship is supported by The Archie Lloyd Chartiable Foundation.

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns for the first time ten years; it’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s newly-refreshed delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021.

MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2021
Theatre Royal Plymouth

TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 2021
The Lowry, Salford

TUESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2021 – SUNDAY 30 JANUARY 2022
Sadler’s Wells, London

TUESDAY 1 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2022
Bristol Hippodrome

TUESDAY 8 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2022
Birmingham Hippodrome

TUESDAY 15 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022
Milton Keynes Theatre

TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2022
King’s Theatre, Glasgow

TUESDAY 1 MARCH – SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2022
Liverpool Empire

TUESDAY 8 MARCH – SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022
The Marlowe, Canterbury

TUESDAY 22 MARCH – SATURDAY 26 MARCH 2022
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

TUESDAY 29 MARCH – SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2022
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

TUESDAY 5 APRIL – SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2022
Newcastle Theatre Royal

TUESDAY 12 APRIL – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2022
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

TUESDAY 19 APRIL – SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2022
New Victoria Theatre, Woking