Win! Tickets to see The Nutcracker ballet

AUDIENCES have the opportunity to catch one of Tchaikovsky’s world famous classic ballets The Nutcracker when the highly-acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet returns to Retford this month.

We have teamed up with the ballet company to offer one lucky reader a chance to see the magical production at Retford Majestic Theatre on Friday 30th November.

The enchanting tale of The Nutcracker is one of the best-loved ballets and centres around Clara and her nutcracker doll, which magically transforms into a princely soldier.

Their adventures see Clara and the Nutcracker doll combat the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on a wonderful journey through a shimmering winter land scene to a Kingdom made entirely of sweets.

This production of the heart-warming, traditional tale infusing the classical traditions of Marius Petipa’s choreography, offers all the essential ingredients of ballet, glamorous costumes, beautiful sets and energetic performances by the dancers, all bringing the magic of ballet to life.

The company’s founder Peter Mallek - an experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director - brings together young, international talented dancers, giving each performance vivacity, energy and freshness.

Now in their 33rd year of producing quality ballet productions, the company continues to experience remarkable success and perform great classical ballets all over the world including Dubai last year at Christmas.

Returning by popular demand following several successful performances including Swan Lake earlier this year, Vienna Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker promises to be a delightful treat for ballet fans and interested observers alike.

The performances also offer an ideal opportunity to introduce children to the art and skills of ballet.

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Tickets for the 7pm show are priced £19 adults and £13 for children.

To buy visit or call the box office on 01777 706866 .

To be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to the performance on Friday 30th November, simply answer the following question.

Q) Who founded the Vienna Festival Ballet company?

Mark your answer ‘Nutcracker Competition’ and email it or send it to: The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2AY.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 28th November.

We will contact the lucky winner by phone so do not forget to include a daytime contact number.