SEE the beauty of both The Nutcracker and Don Quixote this November.

Directed and choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House are coming to Yeovil.

The Nutcracker will be at The Octagon Theatre on November 6. Based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve. The toy magically turns into a prince.

When midnight strikes, the world transforms itself into the wintry glitter of Christmas Eve. There are snow flurries, Christmas treats, princes, love, victories and defeats, all to Tchaikovsky’s rousing score. These are just some of the ingredients that are brought together by the renowned Russian State Ballet.

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Don Quixote will be at The Octagon Theatre on November 7. Don Quixote delights in stories of brave knights, fabulous giants and other fantastical creature. But most of all, he dreams of his beloved Dulcinea, a woman that he believes to be so lovely and noble that she must be divine. His dreams are of their romantic adventures.

As he approaches the windmills, he can no longer see the moon and thinks that evil magicians have hidden his beloved mistress.

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is a showcase for Russian cultural traditions and they bring the passion and vibrancy of the Russian character to this well-known ballet.

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