Choreographer – Jamiel Laurence

Lighting Design by Jamiel Laurence

Costumes by Rhiannon Matthews & Jacob Steed

Set & Props by Jamiel Laurence, Kathryn Williams & Paul Davies

Music by Duke Ellington & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

" This is a Nutcracker that grabs attention with it's fun, playful, and dramatic reimagining, it is dance storytelling at its best" Arts Scene Cymru

The newly formed Rubicon Dance Company presents its first-ever full-length work created for professional dancers, The Nutcracker, choreographed and staged by their newly appointed Creative Director Jamiel Laurence. Already a firm family favourite with those who attended our celebrated opening 2021 run at The Riverfront Theatre, Newport, the company presents the very first contemporary ballet reimagining of its kind to feature a rich cast of recognisably Welsh characters, including Uncle Idris, Bop Sheila & Bopa Linda and The Mari Lwyd!

Rubicon Dance Company's narrative Christmas production of The Nutcracker is designed as the memorable Christmas event of the season, a great outing for families, schools and for audiences of all ages.

The show brings together the three key pillars of Family, Fun and Christmas as audiences see themselves reflected and portrayed on stage through identifiable characters such as Mam, Dad, Tadcu, The Children and their dancing Bopas.

We invite audiences along for a magical ride through the William's Family Christmas. As we are taken into the dream world of our lead protagonist, Carys, her Uncle Idiris will conjure up a Battle, a Snowstorm and his very own variety show, The Uncle Idris' show!

“…a first for Wales” The Western Mail

The Nutcracker © Sian Trenberth