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Cast changes: The Nutcracker 2017/18

Casting has been amended for a number of performances by The Royal Ballet.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

21 November 2017 at 3.39pm | 5 Comments

Cast changes have been made for performances of The Nutcracker:

On 5 December (matinee), 20 December (matinee) and 23 December, Anna Rose O'Sullivan will replace Emma Maguire in the role of Clara.

On 28 December (matinee), 29 December, 1 January and 4 January (matinee), Tristan Dyer will replace Marcelino Sambé in the role of Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker.

On 3 January, 5 January and 10 January, Benjamin Ella will replace Luca Acri in the role of Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker.

On 4 and 10 January, Ryoichi Hirano will replace Valeri Hristov in the role of the Prince.

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By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

21 November 2017 at 3.39pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Peter Wright, cast change, Production, The Nutcracker

This article has 5 comments

  1. Oh no! I am sad to see that Valeri Hristov will not be giving his farewell performances in a role he was so wonderful in- he was superb as the Prince in a cinema relay I saw some time ago. Will he be performing in anything else for the rest of the season? The male lead in Elite Syncopations was another role he excelled in.

  2. I am terribly sorry to hear that Marcelino Sambé will not perform. I hope he hasn't fared ill?

  3. Kevin responded on 28 November 2017 at 4:46pm Reply

    Sorry that there seems to be injuries.

    I saw Benjamin Ella last year as Hans-Peter and really enjoyed his performance. He was charming! Glad to see that he didn't have to go blond. Now if only the make-up department can leave off the "slavic" high cheek-bones blusher...

    It is a demanding role. The character is on stage for a lot of the performance. Performing the role 7 times is going to be tough. Sometimes there is only 1 day between performances!

  4. Katie Barnes responded on 30 November 2017 at 4:46pm Reply

    I too am gutted that Valeri will not be giving his fans a farewell performance. I had been looking forward to it so much. I hope he has a long and happy retirement.

    Also sad to see that Marci is still out, as is Luca Acri. Best wishes to both for a quick recovery.

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