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  • Dance

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Ballet

Decade:

  • 1990s

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Title: NUTCRACKER, the

Reference number: 12315

Date: 1997, January 6

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 131.18 mins

Description: A recording of The Scottish Ballet performing Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre on 6th January 1997.

After a sumptuous Christmas Party, little Clara falls asleep and dreams that she helps the Nutcracker Prince to defeat an army of giant mice. She is rewarded by a visit to the Land of Snow and the Realm of the Sugar-Plum Fairy. (Scottish Theatre Archive reference: STA SB 12/25a)

See also refs. 10915, 10916, 12314, 12314, 12333

Please note this is a copy of the raw capture of the original analogue video for preservation and as such may display defects such as dropout, washed out colour and sound fluctuation.

Credits: Choreographer: Peter Darrell and Lev Ivanov
Scenario: After Marius Petipa
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged for Small Orchestra by Leonard Salzedo
Designer: Philip Prowse
Lighting: John B Read

Cast

The Nutcracker Prince: Campbell McKenzie
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Yurie Shinohara
The Snow Queen: Elspeth Shaw
Drosselmeyer; Robert Hampton

Prolouge: The Christmas Party and Clara's Dream

The Colonel; Paul Tyres
His Wife; Rebecca Fletcher
Aunt Catarina: Micaela Greganti
Aunt Angelina: Dawn Hayley Clark
Clara: Lynsey Blanche
Fritz: Daniel Davidson
Their Uncle: Mikhail Botting
Nanny: Joanne McKears
Entertainers: Yurie Shinohara, Elspeth Shaw, Campbell McKenzie
Party Guests: Artists of Scottish Ballet
Children: Rebecca Watt, Kayla Donaldson, Nicole Viviani, Jennifer Wilson, Ben Rewt, Zied Miled

Act One: The Land of Ice and Snow

King Rat: Luis Rodriguez
Drummer Boy: Robin Bernadet
Soldiers: Artists of Scottish Ballet
Mice: Diane Findlay, Sarah Kwan, Helen O'Neill, Gemma Woolard, Elise Haller -Shannon
Snowflake Fairies: Artists of Scottish Ballet

Act Two: The Realm of The Sugar Plum Fairy

Cavaliers: Mikhail Botting, Ivan Dinev, Olivery Rydout, Andrew Ross
Spanish: Dawn Hayley Clark, Alan Innes, Keith Prested
Arabian: Anne Christie
Chinese: Sadie Tilbury, Catarina Lappin
Russian: Luis Rodriguez, Peter Holder, Robin Bernadet
French: Ari Takahashi, Lorna Scott, Rebecca Fletcher
English: Rupert Jowett
Bon Bons: Kara McLaughlin, Robert Docherty, Nicole Viviani, Rebecca Watt, Zied Miled, Daniel Davidson
Flower Fairies: Artists of Scottish Ballet

Conductor; Alan Barker

Shotlist: Act One:(4.06-53.54)
Prologue: The Christmas Party / Clara's Dream
The Land of Ice and Snow

Act Two: (1.16.10-2.04.35)
The Realm of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

Curtain call (2.04.50-2.07.54)