Dorset audiences have the opportunity to catch Tchaikovsky’s world famous classical ballet The Nutcracker when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet Company returns to The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage on 17 November at 7:30pm.

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 the Prince and Clara combat the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy for a wonderful trip to a Kingdom made entirely of sweets.

This production of the heart-warming, traditional tale 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, the hugely experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director, Peter Mallek, has hand-picked a group of young, international talented dancers for this production, giving each performance vivacity, energy and freshness.

Now in their 32nd year of producing quality ballet productions, the company continues to experience remarkable success and perform great classical ballets all over the world. They will be performing this production of The Nutcracker in Dubai in December.

Returning to Swanage by popular demand following several successful performances including Cinderella 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.