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The Nutcracker

Venue: Park & Dare Artform: Dance
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Presented by Rubicon Dance Company.

Join us for a magical ride through the William's family Christmas, experience the dream world of Carys, as her Uncle Idris conjures up a Battle, a Snowstorm and his very own variety show, ‘The Uncle Idris Show!’

Already a firm family favourite with those who attended the celebrated opening run in 2021, the company presents Wales’ first full-length contemporary ballet reimagining of its kind to feature a rich cast of recognisably Welsh characters, including Uncle Idris, Bopa Sheila and Bopa Linda, and The Mari Lwyd!

The production also features the company’s signature showpiece number of “Snowflakes” as seen at Cardiff’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and featuring Laurence’s unique choreographic take on dancing, tumbling, avalanching and flying snowballs!

Choreographer Jamiel Laurence

Music by Duke Ellington & Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky

Set & Costume Design by Rhiannon Matthews

Costume Design by Jacob Steed - “Snowflakes”

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AD Audio Described Performance

Audio description is a live commentary interspersed with the actors' dialogue. This is relayed via a headset linked to the infra-red audio system. There is a short 'programme notes' session, before the production, which explains the atmosphere, costumes, characters and action.

BSL British Sign Language Performance

Signed performances are ideal for those who use sign language. Trained British Signed Language (BSL) signers usually stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script used by the performers at the same time as it is being performed.

R Relaxed Screening/Performance

Open to everyone, but particularly appropriate for anyone who may find the usual theatre/cinema environment challenging, due to an Autism Spectrum Condition, a learning disability, or a fear of the dark, loud noises or confined spaces.

Relaxed Performances/Screenings provide a relaxed environment, where elements are adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and leaving and re-entering the auditorium during the performance/screening.

Designated 'chill-out' areas are provided outside the auditorium with activities for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.

T Touch Tour

A Touch Tour is ideal for blind and partially-sighted audiences to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance.

C Captioned Screening/Performance

Captions display dialogue on-screen (similar to subtitles) and also describe the audio or sound portion of a film/performance allowing audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing to follow the script and the action of the film/performance at the same time.

For live performances, the screen is positioned at the side of the stage.