Preview: Marie & The Nutcracker by ANDSOFORTH
ANDSOFORTH has been having a bumper year of productions, from presenting an immersive topsy turvy world of fairy tales with Adventures In Grimmsneyland (and for kids) as well as a rather different, single room dinner affair held in a secret garden. This holiday season, they’ll be returning to yet another familiar tale, as they tackle E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic Christmas tale The Nutcracker.
Best known for its adaptation into a ballet with an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tells the tale of the young Marie as she receives a nutcracker for Christmas, shaped like a soldier. As night falls, the house comes under attack by the nefarious Mouse King and his army, and in response, the nutcracker and his fellow toy soldiers come to life to do battle. With the battle won, the newly animated nutcracker then takes Marie on a journey into the magic kingdom, where she encounters fantastic sights and an entire cast of larger than life characters.
In ANDSOFORTH’s version, expect their signature multi-room immersive theatre experience, as audiences take on the role of toys, challenging the Mouse King for the key to the Kingdom of Sweets, as you’re taken on a journey into the colourful world of Marie’s imagination. Along the way, enjoy a 4-course dinner menu inspired by cuisines from Nuremberg and the original story, as you help the Nutcracker discover the truth behind his cursed form. If you’re good, you might even be allowed entry into the Kingdom, where you’ll be a special guest at what is set to be the sweetest wedding of the year!
Join ANDSOFORTH in their final production of 2018 as they bring you on this magical, sugary journey into a wondrous land, and present a rollicking fun show that’ll have you thinking twice the next time you catch any other version of The Nutcracker!
Marie & The Nutcracker runs from 15th November 2018 to 6th January 2019 at a secret location. For more information and tickets, visit Andsoforth