Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet returns to Cambridge with two Tchaikovsky favourites, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, this acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, accompanied by a full orchestra, to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. This spectacular new version of The Nutcracker, with stunning baroque designs, is a delightfully festive tale and the perfect treat for the whole family. The timeless story of Clara, who is whisked away on a magical adventure by her nutcracker prince, is set to Tchaikovskys instantly recognisable score. Swan Lake is Tchaikovskys masterpiece, a tragic tale of love and betrayal with an instantly recognisable score. The story of the prince and the swan princess, a tragic tale of love that triumphs over evil, is set to Tchaikovskys sublime, soaring dramatic score, performed by a live orchestra. The Nutcracker is on December 29\/30\/31 with performances at 7.30pm on 29\/30 and 2.30pm on 30\/31. There are two performances of Swan Lake on January 1 at 2pm and 6.30pm. Tickets for all performances are priced from £18-£38 and available from the box office on: 01223 357851 or on: www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk.