The Nutcracker by Queensland Ballet

Each year Queensland Ballet preset a magical and festive performance that brings out the inner-child of all.

The Nutcracker has become an annual tradition for many in Brisbane.

From the creative dress selection to the seats secured, the tradition brings out excitement not only for the performance but for Christmas itself.

Families pose by the Christmas tree at the Playhouse theatre and clink Moët and apple juice glasses before making their seats.

This year’s The Nutcracker brought back the snow, the sugar plum fairies, the always hilarious rats and everybody’s favourite nutcracker dolls. 

As always the cast performed brilliantly and allowed the audience to become lost in two hours of pure Christmas cheer.

Words by Katherine Bowden

Images by The Nutcracker

Details: The Nutcracker | Queensland Ballet | Playhouse Theatre, QPAC | 9 to 23 December | $100