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The Nutcracker - 21 December 2002 Matinee 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Paul Murphy
Leader Robert Gibbs
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Alastair Marriott
Clara
his God-daughter
Natasha Oughtred
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Ricardo Cervera
Act I scene 1 Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Tim Matiakis
Act I scene 2 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Pauline Wadsworth
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Act I scene 3 The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
Christopher Saunders
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Fritz
her brother
James Johnson
Clara's Partner Brian Maloney
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather William Tuckett
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain David Pickering
Harlequin
a doll
Jonathan Howells
Columbine
a doll
Jane Burn
Soldier
a doll
Martin Harvey
Vivandière
a doll
Isabel McMeekan
St Nicholas Jamie Bond
Devil Adam Linder
Devil Michael Stojko
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King José María Tirado
Act I scene 5 The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Act II scene I The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Act II scene 2 The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Alina Cojocaru
The Prince Johan Kobborg
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Deirdre Chapman
Spanish Dance José Martín
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Ernst Meisner
Spanish Dance Gemma Sykes
Spanish Dance Valeri Hristov
Arabian Dance Christina Arestis
Arabian Dance David Pickering
Arabian Dance José María Tirado
Arabian Dance Rupert Pennefather
Chinese Dance Jonathan Howells
Chinese Dance Anton Pankevitch
Chinese Dance Johannes Stepanek
Chinese Dance Joshua Tuifua
Russian Dance Brian Maloney
Russian Dance Tim Matiakis
Dance of the Mirlitons Tomoko Furuya
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Pietra Mello-Pittman
Dance of the Mirlitons Samantha Raine
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Jaimie Tapper
Her Escort Bennet Gartside
Her Escort Martin Harvey
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Thomas Whitehead
Leading Flower Victoria Hewitt
Leading Flower Emily Low
Leading Flower Isabel McMeekan
Leading Flower Sian Murphy
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Alina Cojocaru
Grand pas de deux Johan Kobborg
Finale Entire Cast
Act II scene 3 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Act II 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 Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Sponsor: AMP (performance)
Durations: Act I: 49 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 49 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 21 December 2002 (in Royal Opera House Collections)