MATTHEW Bourne’s Nutcracker! will come to Bradford Alhambra next year as part of an extensive UK tour. The dance show from Bourne’s acclaimed New Adventures troupe will be at the theatre from March 2-6 .

A spokesman for New Adventures said the sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats was returning for the first time in nine years, and was a Nutcracker! for all seasons.

She said: “With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.

“Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production.”

New Adventures, a national dance-theatre touring company and one of Britain’s leading exporters of dance internationally, is a national portfolio organisation supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

Recipient of the 2019 Special Olivier Award, New Adventures and Sir Matthew Bourne have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades. Their productions include Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Red Shoes, Edward Scissorhands and most recently Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.

A spokesman said: “This award-winning repertoire has inspired and thrilled millions of people worldwide. Over the past 30 years New Adventures has transformed the popularity of dance in Britain, creating works that have altered the public perception of what is possible when it comes to telling stories without words.

“New Adventures has received numerous international awards and an incredible 12 Olivier Award nominations resulting in six wins.

“New Adventures is passionate about diversifying the dance landscape and investing in the future of dance, through delivering inclusive projects for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and developing and inspiring emerging artists.”

Visit to book tickets for the New Adventures production of Nutcracker. Telephone booking is not available at the moment.