Two readers will win tickets to see The Nutcracker at the Cresset in Peterborough

Two readers will enjoy the classic ballet The Nutcracker at The Cresset, in Peterborough, on October

Two readers will enjoy the classic ballet The Nutcracker at The Cresset, in Peterborough, on October 5. - Credit: Archant

Vienna Festival Ballet brings one of Tchaikovsky’s world famous classical ballets, The Nutcracker, to Cambridgeshire this autumn.

And we are giving away two pairs of tickets in a competition.

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.

Returning by popular demand, following several successful performances, including Sleeping Beauty 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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Notable for the continued freshness and strength of its casts, Vienna Festival Ballet has top-talented dancers including graduates from the Royal Ballet School, British, Australian and Italian soloists and guest stars from Vienna and South Africa.

The ballet comes to the Cresset, in Peterborough, on Sunday, October 5, and starts at 5pm.

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A special ‘introduction to ballet’ workshop will also be held, where attendees will learn about a day in the life of a professional dancer, see the costumes and maybe even try a lift.

Tickets are available from the Cresset box office on 01733 265705.

• Two readers will each win a pair of tickets to the show. To enter, answer this question:

Who composed The Nutcracker?

To enter, e-mail your answer to thomas.jackson@archant.co.uk - make sure you include your name, address and daytime contact number.

Closing date for entries is Friday, September 12. The winners will be the first two answers drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Archant competition rules apply.

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