Classic Tchaikovksy ballet to be performed in St Neots

Ballerinas from the Vienna Festival Ballet.

Ballerinas from the Vienna Festival Ballet. - Credit: Archant

Tchaikovksy’s enchanting ballet The Nutcracker will come to St Neots for a magical autumn performance.

With iconic music and delightful characters, it tells the tale of young Clara and her bewitched nutcracker doll, which transforms into a princely soldier.

The pair embark on adventures which see them combat the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on a wonderful journey through a shimmering winter land to a kingdom made entirely of sweets.

Returning by popular demand following several successful performances including Swan Lake and Cinderella, the Vienna Festival Ballet will celebrate its 34th anniversary with this UK tour.

Celebrated Austrian dancer Peter Mallek founded the company in 1980 after an illustrious career as a performer of international renown. The VFB continues to perform great classical ballets all over the world and is especially known for its beautiful and lavish hand-made costumes and headdresses.

Notable for the continued freshness and strength of its dancing casts, it has talented dancers including graduates from the Royal Ballet School, British, Australian and Italian soloists, and guest stars from Vienna and South Africa among its members.

The production promises all the elegance and extravagance associated with the best of ballet.

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The Hunts Post has two pairs of tickets to the show to give away.

To stand a chance of winning, just tell us which country Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was from.

Answers on a postcard or sealed envelope to The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TB.

Closing date is September 17.

INFORMATION: The performance will start at 7.30pm on Thursday, October 9, at the Priory Centre. Tickets cost £17-£19, and £11 for children who are attending a dance school. To book, drop in to the Priory Centre in person or call the box office on 01480 388922. For more, visit