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Cast changes: The Nutcracker and Giselle 2018

Principal casting has been changed for performances on 5 and 20 January, and 5 February.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

4 January 2018 at 3.00pm | 11 Comments

Due to injury, it has been necessary to make the following cast changes:

Steven McRae is replaced by Federico Bonelli as The Prince for the performance of The Nutcracker on 5 January 2018.

Steven McRae is replaced by Benjamin Ella as Albrecht for performances of Giselle on 20 January and 5 February 2018.

Full casting details have been updated and can be viewed on the production page.

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By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

4 January 2018 at 3.00pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Benjamin Ella, cast change, Federico Bonelli, giselle, Production, Steven McRae, The Nutcracker

This article has 11 comments

  1. Get well soon Steven! Best wishes to Federico for tomorrow's performance and "Chookas" to Benjamin for his début performances as Albrecht. With Akane as his Giselle, it should be a very special and exciting two performances! We hope Steven heals well and we look forward to having him back soon.

  2. Jakegee responded on 4 January 2018 at 7:46pm Reply

    Please note that casting has not been updated as yet for 5th February.

  3. Bridie Macmahon responded on 4 January 2018 at 8:35pm Reply

    The casting for 5 February on the Productions page still shows McRae. Is Ella definitely dancing on that date?

  4. Kevin responded on 4 January 2018 at 10:57pm Reply

    Best wishes to Steven.

    Benjamin Ella has always been interesting on stage. I want to see this at any price!

    Can I just check though - the 5th Feb is still showing McRae?

    • Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media)) responded on 8 January 2018 at 12:58pm

      Hi Kevin,

      Apologies for the confusion, the 5 February dates should have been updated at the same time as the announcement. This has now been changed.

      Many thanks,


  5. Simon Smith responded on 5 January 2018 at 9:43am Reply

    I very much echo ML's sentiments. The calendar is still showing Steven McRae dancing 5 February - I take it this has still to be updated?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 9 January 2018 at 12:39pm

      Hi Simon,

      Apologies for the error. This has now been updated.

      Best wishes,


  6. Caroline Dingwall responded on 5 January 2018 at 10:22pm Reply

    Sorry not to see Stephen McRae tonight. He was greatly missed. Hope that he makes a speedy recovery and that he will soon be back on stage and his usual brilliant self!

  7. Barbara Y responded on 20 January 2018 at 11:00pm Reply

    Fantastic debut by Benjamin as Albrecht tonight. He and Akane were wonderful together. Fabulous performance all 'round.

    Looking forward to seeing much more of Benjamin!!

  8. Paola Bellencin responded on 21 January 2018 at 7:04pm Reply

    I flew from Italy to see Steven McRae. Best wishes for his recovery. To the next season.
    Anyway yesterday's performance was hugely enjoyable

  9. Julie Cooper responded on 26 March 2018 at 4:18am Reply

    So Steven's injury dates from early January until March therefore must be serious. I intend to come over from Australia at end of this year especially to see Steven !!!

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