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The Nutcracker - 5 January 2006 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Paul Murphy
Guest Leader Boris Brovtsyn
Herr Drosselmeyer Alastair Marriott
his God-daughter
Gemma Bond
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Zachary Faruque
Scene 1: Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Giacomo Ciriaci
Scene 2: Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Pauline Wadsworth
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Scene 3: The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
David Pickering
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Gillian Revie
her brother
Orlando Bond
Clara's partner James Wilkie
Grandmother Kristen McNally
Grandfather Philip Mosley
Dancing Mistress Vanessa Palmer
Captain Gary Avis
a doll
Brian Maloney
a doll
Bethany Keating
a doll
Bennet Gartside
a doll
Helen Crawford
St Nicholas Vito Mazzeo
Devil Ludovic Ondiviela
Devil Michael Stojko
Scene 4: The Battle
The Mouse King Gary Avis
Scene 5: The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Scene 1: The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Scene 2: The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Lauren Cuthbertson
The Prince David Makhateli
Spanish Dance Vanessa Palmer
Spanish Dance Jonathan Howells
Spanish Dance Cindy Jourdain
Spanish Dance Henry St Clair
Spanish Dance Laura McCulloch
Spanish Dance Ryoichi Hirano
Arabian Dance Christina Arestis
Arabian Dance Gary Avis
Arabian Dance Johannes Stepanek
Arabian Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Andrej Uspenski
Chinese Dance Ludovic Ondiviela
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Russian Dance Bennet Gartside
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Dance of the Mirlitons Yuhui Choe
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Pietra Mello-Pittman
Dance of the Mirlitons Sabina Westcombe
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Belinda Hatley
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Brian Maloney
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Her Escort Yohei Sasaki
Leading Flower Helen Crawford
Leading Flower Hikaru Kobayashi
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Leading Flower Gemma Sykes
Flowers, Cavaliers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Lauren Cuthbertson
Grand pas de deux David Makhateli
Finale Entire Cast
Scene 3: Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Scene 4: Drosselmeyer's workshop - later that night
Aunts, uncles, parents, maids, manservants, revellers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Children, toy soldiers, mice, gingerbreads, rabbit drummer, pages, sentry Students of The Royal Ballet School (Lower School)
Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
London Oratory Junior Choir
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Act I: 7.34-8.23pm, Act II: 8.53-9.43pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 5 January 2006 (in Royal Opera House Collections)