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The Nutcracker - 23 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
Herr Drosselmeyer Christopher Saunders
his God-daughter
Bethany Keating
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Jonathan Howells
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
William Tuckett
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
her brother
James Hay
Clara's Partner Michael Stojko
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather Philip Mosley
Dancing Mistress Genesia Rosato
Captain David Drew
a doll
Joshua Tuifua
a doll
Sian Murphy
a doll
José Martín
a doll
Deirdre Chapman
St Nicholas Rupert Pennefather
Devil Adam Linder
Devil James Wilkie
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King David Pickering
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 Jaimie Tapper
The Prince Yohei Sasaki
Spanish Dance Laura Morera
Spanish Dance David Pickering
Spanish Dance Kristen McNally
Spanish Dance Joshua Tuifua
Spanish Dance Emily Low
Spanish Dance José Martín
Arabian Dance Vanessa Palmer
Arabian Dance Bennet Gartside
Arabian Dance Kenta Kura
Arabian Dance Thomas Whitehead
Chinese Dance Adam Linder
Chinese Dance Tim Matiakis
Chinese Dance Michael Stojko
Chinese Dance James Wilkie
Russian Dance Brian Maloney
Russian Dance Richard Ramsey
Dance of the Mirlitons Victoria Hewitt
Dance of the Mirlitons Emma Maguire
Dance of the Mirlitons Isabel McMeekan
Dance of the Mirlitons Sian Murphy
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Belinda Hatley
Her Escort Valeri Hristov
Her Escort Ernst Meisner
Her Escort Anton Pankevitch
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Leading Flower Deirdre Chapman
Leading Flower Lauren Cuthbertson
Leading Flower Tomoko Furuya
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Jaimie Tapper
Grand pas de deux Yohei Sasaki
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
Durations: Act I: 49 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 49 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 23 December 2002 (in Royal Opera House Collections)