14 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Great hall
2:20, 1 break
Enchanting fairy-tale ballet for all ages (8+)
A heart-warming fairy-tale ballet to lighten the dark days of winter, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a choreography by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling based on the Christmas classic, and one of the most successful Dutch theatre productions of all time.
In the 2021/2022 season, Dutch National Ballet will perform Nutcracker & Mouse King again. More information and tickets can be found on this page.
The girl Clara receives a nutcracker doll from her mysterious uncle Drosselmeijer. In her dream, he changes into a prince who looks suspiciously like the handsome young man she danced with at the Sinterklaas party. Together with her "Prince Charming", Clara conquers an army of mice led by the evil Mouse King, and then embarks on a "virtual" world tour in Drosselmeijer's magic lantern.