THE NUTCRACKER BALLET SCREENED LIVE – THE ROAYAL BALLET
This event is offered with a pre theatre meal. Two courses with wine or soft drinks £13.50. Essential to book early for meal and reserved theatre seats.
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew? Peter Wright ’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker
On Friday 8th December, Mayfair will be alive with music featuring opera singer Jayne Carpenter and broadcaster and musician Jim Hawkins. The evening will consist of classical songs and arias, songs from shows and some seasonal music, with Jayne accompanied by NykkÖ-Mikael Grégoire at the piano. Jim will provide some readings to help you get into the Christmas mood. After the interval, Jayne and Jim as ‘Green Moon’ will return with some lighter music, again with a sprinkling of Christmas tunes. Tickets are £12.50 from Mayfair to include finger food/nibbles and refreshments. A small bar will also be available during the interval. Jayne, Jim and NykkÖ-Mikael are kindly donating their time and skills for free as a fundraiser for Mayfair.