The Nutcracker

Cast of the Nutcracker
Cast of the Nutcracker

The popular ballet the Nutcracker will be performed by the senior students of the Esk Academy of Dancing at the end of the month in the Montrose Town Hall.

In Tchaikovsky’s ballet Clara, played by Isla Spalding (Friday, October 25) and Anya Forster (Saturday, October 26), receives a gift of a nutcracker doll from toy maker Drosselmeyer (David McMullen) at her Christmas party.

Clara falls asleep and dreams of a doll turning into a Nutcracker Prince (Kevin Teviotdale) who battles with soldiers against the rats, killing the King Rat (Cosmen Marr) with Clara’s help. She is then whisked off to the delicious Kingdom of Sweets as a reward, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy (Sophie Forster) and other interesting characters.

All the proceeds from the ballet will go to the Macmillan Trust Strathcathro and Woodlands Hospital, in Aberdeen.

Pictured are, back (l to r), Katherine Nepute, Katalyn Bedford, Kevin Teviotdale (The Prince), Sophia Forster (Sugar Plum Fairy), Claudine Jamieson and Catriona Cessford; front, Holly Strachan, Lottie Duncan, Isla Spalding (Clara), Hope Steele, Anya Forster (Clara) and Helena Gibbons-Wood.