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A 'ready reference' version of the casting:

 

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wednesday 23 November - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat

Thursday 24 November (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes

Thursday 24 November - Begoña Cao, Junor Souza, Emilio Pavan

Friday 25 November - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta*

Saturday 26 November (mat) - Katja Khaniukova, Fernando Bufala, Ken Saruhashi

Saturday 26 November - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza

 

Liverpool Empire

Tuesday 29 November - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza

Wednesday 30 November - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang

Thursday 01 December (mat) - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*

Thursday 01 December - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta*

Friday 02 December - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang

Saturday 03 December (mat) - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernandez, Aitor Arrieta*

Saturday 03 December - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat

 

London Coliseum

Wednesday 14 December - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza

Thursday 15 December (mat) - Katja Khaniukova, Fernando Bufala, Ken Saruhashi

Thursday 15 December (press night) - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat

Friday 16 December (mat) - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*

Friday 16 December - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta*

Saturday 17 December (mat) - Begoña Cao, Junor Souza, Emilio Pavan

Saturday 17 December - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat

Sunday 18 December (mat) - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang

Tuesday 20 December (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes

Tuesday 20 December - Katja Khaniukova, Fernando Bufala, Ken Saruhashi

Wednesday 21 December (mat) - Begoña Cao, Junor Souza, Emilio Pavan

Wednesday 21 December - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arietta*

Thursday 22 December (mat) - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*

Thursday 22 December - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat

Friday 23 December (mat) - Begoña Cao, Junor Souza, Emilio Pavan

Friday 23 December - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang

Saturday 24 December (mat) - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza

Monday 26 December (mat) - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang

Tuesday 27 December (mat) - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza

Tuesday 27 December - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*

Wednesday 28 December (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes

Wednesday 28 December - Katja Khaniukova, Fernando Bufala, Ken Saruhashi

Thursday 29 December (mat) - Begoña Cao, Aitor Arietta*, Emilio Pavan

Thursday 29 December - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*

Friday 30 December (mat) - Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Fernando Bufala

Friday 30 December - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta*

Saturday 31 December (mat) - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza

Tuesday 03 January (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes

Tuesday 03 January - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*

Wednesday 04 January (mat) - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang

Wednesday 04 January - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza

Thursday 05 January - Begoña Cao, Aitor Arietta*, Emilio Pavan

Friday 06 January - Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Fernando Bufala

Saturday 07 January (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes

Saturday 07 January - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang

 

*debut in role

 

Of course, not all the asterisks denote debuts!

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The press release:

 

English National Ballet

Nutcracker
National Tour 
Wednesday 23 November 2016 - Saturday 7 January 2017
Performance times and ticket prices vary
www.ballet.org.uk/nutcracker 

This Christmas season English National Ballet presents its acclaimed production of Nutcracker on tour in Milton Keynes (23 - 26 Nov 2016) and Liverpool (29 Nov - 3 Dec 2016
 
) before returning to the London Coliseum (14 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017). 

2015 saw English National Ballet’s most successful Nutcracker run on record, when over 73,000 people made a performance at the London Coliseum part of their holiday celebrations. This year’s tour of Wayne Eagling’s version continues the Company’s tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production every year since 1950, its founding year. 

This year, Nutcracker sees debuts from Rina Kanehara in the role of Clara, Emilio Pavan in the role of Nephew, Aitor Arrieta in the role of Nephew and Nutcracker, and Guilherme Menezes in the role of Nutcracker. 

Further Principal casting sees Alina CojocaruTamara RojoFernanda OliveiraBegoña CaoLaurretta SummerscalesCrystal Costa, and Katja Khaniukova in the role of Clara, and Isaac HernándezYonah AcostaAlejandro VirellesCesar CorralesJames Forbat, Junor SouzaFernando Bufalá and Ken Saruhashi in the role of Nephew. 

Based on a concept by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling, Nutcracker has choreography by Wayne Eagling and music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic, with design by Peter Farmer and lighting by David Richardson.

Principal Casting 
(Casting is subject to change. Please see http://www.ballet.org.uk/ for up-to-date casting) 

Nutcracker (in the order of Clara, Nephew, Nutcracker) 

Milton Keynes Theatre 
Wednesday 23 November - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat 
Thursday 24 November (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes 
Thursday 24 November - Begoña Cao, Junor Souza, Emilio Pavan 
Friday 25 November - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta*
Saturday 26 November (mat) - Katja Khaniukova, Fernando Bufalá, Ken Saruhashi 
Saturday 26 November - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza 

Liverpool Empire
Tuesday 29 November - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza
Wednesday 30 November - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang 
Thursday 01 December (mat) - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*
Thursday 01 December - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta*
Friday 02 December - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang 
Saturday 03 December (mat) - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernandez, Aitor Arrieta* 
Saturday 03 December - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat

London Coliseum
Wednesday 14 December - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza 
Thursday 15 December (mat) - Katja Khaniukova, Fernando Bufalá, Ken Saruhashi
Thursday 15 December (press night) - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat
Friday 16 December (mat) - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes* 
Friday 16 December - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta*
Saturday 17 December (mat) - Begoña Cao, Junor Souza, Emilio Pavan
Saturday 17 December - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat
Sunday 18 December (mat) - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang 
Tuesday 20 December (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes
Tuesday 20 December - Katja Khaniukova, Fernando Bufalá, Ken Saruhashi
Wednesday 21 December (mat) - Begoña Cao, Junor Souza, Emilio Pavan 
Wednesday 21 December - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arietta* 
Thursday 22 December (mat) - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*
Thursday 22 December - Alina Cojocaru, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat 
Friday 23 December (mat) - Begoña Cao, Junor Souza, Emilio Pavan
Friday 23 December - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang
Saturday 24 December (mat) - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza
Monday 26 December (mat) - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang 
Tuesday 27 December (mat) - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza
Tuesday 27 December - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*
Wednesday 28 December (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes
Wednesday 28 December - Katja Khaniukova, Fernando Bufalá, Ken Saruhashi
Thursday 29 December (mat) - Begoña Cao, Aitor Arietta*, Emilio Pavan
Thursday 29 December - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes*
Friday 30 December (mat) - Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Fernando Bufalá
Friday 30 December - Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta*
Saturday 31 December (mat) - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza
Tuesday 03 January (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes
Tuesday 03 January - Rina Kanehara*, Yonah Acosta, Guilherme Menezes* 
Wednesday 04 January (mat) - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang
Wednesday 04 January - Laurretta Summerscales, Emilio Pavan*, Junor Souza
Thursday 05 January - Begoña Cao, Aitor Arietta*, Emilio Pavan
Friday 06 January - Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Fernando Bufalá
Saturday 07 January (mat) - Crystal Costa, James Forbat, Vitor Menezes 
Saturday 07 January - Fernanda Oliveira, Alejandro Virelles, Jinhao Zhang

*debut in role 

 
For further information about English National Ballet and to book tickets visit www.ballet.org.uk. Please note performance details are subject to change. 

Notes to editors: 

To coincide with Nutcracker, English National Ballet will host a range of workshops and events, aimed to provide a gateway into the world of ballet. Activities held in Milton Keynes, Liverpool, and London include on-stage workshops for all ages, Live Drawing, Family Events, and Behind-the-scenes Talks. Family Friendly performances of Nutcracker are on Tuesday 3 and Saturday 7 January (matinee performances). For more details, see www.ballet.org.uk/whatson 

Listings information: 

Nutcracker 
Milton Keynes Theatre 
23 Nov 2016 – 26 Nov 2016
Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or http://www.ballet.org.uk/nutcracker  
Tickets: £12 - £46.50

Nutcracker
Liverpool Empire
29 Nov 2016 – 3 Dec 2016
Box Office: 0844 871 3017 or http://www.ballet.org.uk/nutcracker
Tickets: £12 - £41.50

Nutcracker 
London Coliseum 
14 Dec 2016 – 7 Jan 2017
Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or http://www.ballet.org.uk/nutcracker
Tickets: £14 - £79.00

Booking fees may apply. 
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I've got Tamara! :) I've never seen her in Nutcracker before, so I'm really looking forward to this. I think Erina was actually injured at the end of the summer - probably healed by now, but maybe that's something to do with it.

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Has anyone met Tamara at the Coli stage door after a show? I'd desperately love to meet her but wouldn't want to spend a fortune on tickets etc if she doesn't usually greet fans after a show, as I could get a cheaper matinee ticket to see a different dancer instead!

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I've met Tamara after Russian Icons etc at the Coli, she does stop but not for long. I met her in Manchester after the premiere and her own performance in Khan's Giselle and she was happy to sign autographs and luckily not too many people were there. She's lovely.

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The following cast changes are now on the ENB website. All the replacements are for Begona Cao.

 

17th Dec. mat: Laurretta Summerscales

21st Dec. mat.: Fernanda Oliviera

23rd Dec mat.: Laurretta Summerscales

29th Dec. mat.: Fernanda Oliviera

5th Jan. eve.: Crystal Costa

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