RUSSIAN National Ballet's production of The Nutcracker

will be staged at Runcorn's Brindley Theatre next month.

The performance - on Sunday October 20 - is among the jewels of Tchaikovsky's repertoire and an eternal seasonal favourite.

A charming and kindly fairy tale, the Christmas tale is based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King written by E T A Hoffmann.

It tells the story of Marie, a sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeier gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve.

In her lively imagination it turns into a prince and the magic starts …

A spokesman for The Brindley said: "This promises to be an unforgettable journey in the run-up to Christmas and an ideal introduction to audiences of any age to the magic that is classical ballet.

"A wonderful treat full of glitter for the whole family!"

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There are two performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets from or 0151 907 8360.