It's not Christmas without The Nutcracker!
Why is The Nutcracker associated with Christmas? According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to the family and protect the home.
For me, the ballet brings back fond memories of going to The Royal Opera House whilst I was studying at the Royal Ballet School. We would sit in 'The Gods' and eagerly await curtain up. I can still remember the magical costumes and enchanting music.
As is tradition, I will be going to the live screening at Coleford Cinema on Tuesday, 17th December at 7.15pm to officially kick off my Christmas celebrations. I highly recommend it - don't miss your chance to relive the magic of Christmas. See video - https://youtu.be/F2b9jOse6cE.
This year, former Allsteps pupil Charles Heaman will be appearing with English National Ballet in their production!
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year