the cardiff christmas festival opens with a festive classic, but this isn't just any version of the nutcracker, this is the christmas ballet with a welsh twist, performed in the intimacy of a magical spiegeltent. 

Already a firm family favourite with those who attended the celebrated opening run in 2021, The Rubicon Dance Company presents its highly acclaimed full-length contemporary ballet of The Nutcracker - Wales’ first reimagining of its kind, featuring a rich cast of recognisably Welsh characters, including Uncle Idris, Bop Sheila & Bopa Linda and The Mari Lwyd! 
 
The production also features the company’s signature showpiece Snowflakes as seen at Cardiff’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and featuring choreographer Jamiel Laurence’s unique take on dancing, tumbling, avalanching and flying snowballs! 
Audiences are invited 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 Idris will conjure up a battle, a snowstorm and his very own variety show, The Uncle Idris Show! 
 
Don’t miss Cardiff’s Christmas event of the season, from 25th November for 5 performances only! 

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