28 October 2023 to 6 January 2024 Tuff Nutt Jazz Club

Dive head-on into a glittering winter wonderland at an immersive reimagining of the festive classic, in a pop-up jazz club under the Royal Festival Hall. Packed with hope, heart and humour, this mischievous production of Nutcracker is for anyone who wants to live life in full technicolour.

Brought together by Oliver Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie and Mercury-nominated jazz artist Cassie Kinoshi, Nutcracker sees premier dancers of The McOnie Company performing to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, reimagined for a live onstage jazz band.

The McOnie Company’s Nutcracker takes over the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club, a brand-new venue located beneath the Royal Festival Hall, facing Southbank Centre Square.

Nutcracker will be co-composed by Cassie Kinoshi and Rio Kai, with venue and set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight, music supervision by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell, lighting design by Joshie Hariette, sound design by Simon Baker, and casting by Will Burton CDG.

The cast for Nutcracker includes Amonik Melaco (Action Man), Sam Salter (Clive) and Patricia Zhou (Sugarplum) with Chanelle Anthony, Christie Crosson, Tim Hodges, Lukas Hunt and Rachel Muldoon.

Nutcracker at the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club Southbank Centre 28 October 2023 – 6 January 2024

Gala performance: Saturday 4 November

Performance times:

Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday at 7:30pm

Friday at 5:30pm and 8:30pm

Saturday at 4pm and 8:30pm

Sunday at 2pm and 5pm

No show on 26th December with an additional matinee on 27th December

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