Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker

Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker (The premiere has been cancelled)


This winter, the worlds of classical ballet and immersive theatre will fuse for the first time, as Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker receives its world premiere at The Printworks London, Canada Water. Starring Adam Cooper (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake) as Uncle Drosselmeyer, the production will invite audience members to explore Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic in a 360-degree immersive environment. Suitable for those aged 5 and over, this is Christmas fun for all the family.

The production will unite the best of classical ballet choreography with new immersive theatre techniques, allowing the audience to interact directly with the story and the characters. Offering an alternative to traditional Christmas entertainment, Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker at The Printworks gives you the chance to not just watch but live a fairytale adventure.

The Printworks is a short walk from Canada Water station, easily accessible from the Jubilee Line or London Overground.

  Book Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker tickets here


 Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker

Adam Cooper as the Magical Uncle Drosselmeyer (Johan Persson)

 Will Tuckett’s Nutcracke

Ana Enriquez as Clara (Johan Persson)

Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker Cast

Adam Cooper
Ana Enriquez
Ludovic Ondiviela
Max Westwell
Daniela Norman
Paris Fitzpatrick
Alex Newton
Owen Thorne
Simone Sault
Amy Drew
Bianca Hopkins
Caroline Warwick-Oliver
Cate Gunner
Chris Agius Darmanin
Connor Dowling
Cris Penfold
Daisy West
David Allwood
Gemma Payne
Genevieve Heron
Jenny Legg
Joao Carolino
Joe Miller
Laura Robinson
Laura Caldow
Matt Petty
Nolan Edwards
Paul Farrell
Ayesha Griffiths
Richard Johnston
Robin Gladwin
Sophie Judd
Tamzen Moulding
Tommy Wade-Smith
Katie Deacon

Creative Team

Director and Choreographer Will Tuckett leads a high-profile creative team which includes musical arrangement from Andy Massey and David White and script by playwright and librettist Alasdair Middleton. Award-winning costume designer Susan Kulkarni, prolific set designer Colin Richmond and acclaimed lighting designers Woodroffe Bassett Design will creative the visual world.

Will Tuckett
Director & Choreographer

Bob Watts

Emma Brunton
Assistant Director & Choreographer

Rhiannon Newman Brown
Associate Designer

Terry Cook (WBD)
Lighting Designer

Andy Massey

David White

Will Tuckett’s NutcrackerMusic

Musical Supervision and arrangements by Andy Massey and David White as well as New Symphonic Orchestrations by Will Stuart will allow you to hear Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker like never before. Under the Musical Direction of Andy Massey, 10 live players from the CHROMA Ensemble will be balanced with a full orchestral sound utilising new music technology.

Director and Choreographer Will Tuckett described the sound world as:

“a bit like if you car-crashed Danny Elfman into Tchaikovsky”

This accessible and filmic re-orchestration will support the immersive nature of the production brought to life with a surround sound audio system designed by Chris Full, a pioneer in the immersive sound world.


Founded in 1997, CHROMA is a flexible chamber ensemble dedicated both to new music and to revisiting classic repertoire in fresh and exciting contexts; mentoring the next generation of composers, and involving audiences in compelling, inspirational experiences.

The ensemble has collaborated on many contemporary works for the Royal Opera House, including The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, The Wind in the Willows and the world premieres of Heart of Darkness, The Commission/Café Kafka, Through His Teeth, Glare and 4.48 Psychosis.

The ensemble has been Associate for Tête à Tête since 2006, premiering operas by Kerry Andrew, Laurence Osborn and Na’ama Zisser among many others, and also collaborates regularly with Mahogany Opera Group.

CHROMA’s own commissioning programme has recently included chamber works from Luke Bedford, David Gorton, David Bruce, Philip Cashian, Claudia Molitor, Raymond Yiu, Michael Zev Gordon and Michael Nyman.

The ensemble also mentors student composers – with ongoing programmes at the Royal Academy of Music, Oxford University, Royal Holloway University of London.



 Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker


Click to read Frequently Asked Question

Q. What is immersive ballet?

Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker is the world’s first immersive ballet production, so it’s a very good question! Immersive ballet is an interactive ballet performance in which the guest is invited into the production, rather than simply watching it from afar. You are able to choose how much or how little you would like to get involved. Will Tuckett welcomes you to his Christmassy world to watch, dance, eat and drink as the tale of the Nutcracker is told around you!

Q. My ticket does not show my seat number, is this ok?

As the performance is immersive, seating will not be allocated. As an audience member, you can choose where you would like to sit, stand, move or dance!

Q: What is the age limit for the show?

We welcome children above the age of 5 years and adults of all ages. Any child under 5 years old will not be permitted into the auditorium so please ensure you do not bring children below the age of 5 to avoid disappointment on the night.

Q: How long is the show?

Nutcracker runs for a total of 90 minutes with no interval.

Q: Please can you tell me the opening hours for the Bar?

The bar will be open 1 hour prior to each production.

Q: How will I get my tickets?

You will be sent your ticket in an email – please download, print out and bring this ticket with you to the performance.

Q: I’ve lost my ticket/email confirmation?

Don’t worry. When you come to the show you can ask one of the Ushers or box office staff to print your ticket for you. Please bring the credit/debit card that you bought the ticket with.

Q: What does Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 mean

Tickets are priced to help managed demand for performances, so a Tier 1 ticket would be a performance at a popular show time or date. There is no change in the performance or experience between the tiers.

Q: Where can we find the Nutcracker?

Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker takes place The Printworks London, which is a short walk from Canada Water Station.

Q. I’m disabled, is this production suitably accessible?

Yes – if you have any access requirements please contact Lucy at lucy@rhizomeentertainment.com to discuss your needs.

Q Do you take group bookings?

Yes, please contact us on info@rhizomeentertainment.com and we can arrange a group package for you.

Q Do you have a cloakroom?

Yes, our cloakroom is located in the main entrance in the Front of House area. Please be advised that any item put in the cloakroom is left at your discretion.

Q: I’m interested in corporate sponsorship can you tell me more?

Thank you very much; we greatly appreciate your support. Please contact Lucy on lucy@rhizhomeentertainment.com to find out more about supporting the production.

  www.ImmersiveNutcracker.com  @ImsveNutcracker  @#ImmersiveNutcracker


About the Printworks

The Printworks Canada Water

One of the several spaces available across the Printworks site

Located in Canada Water, The Printworks is a new, exciting and versatile London venue now available for event hire for the first time.

The Printworks consists of 15 acres of private gated land, comprising of large industrial warehouses, offices suitable for production and green rooms as well as ample of parking and auxiliary land. Located in Canada Water with brilliant transport links from the City, Central London and Canary Wharf, this site offers producers, agencies and brands, a one off opportunity to access a property with masses of creative, flexible and inspiring infrastructure.

With ample of power available on site, as well as logistical and operational flexibility this site gives you and your clients the ability to deliver activities and events from small to very large scale productions and capacities.

The Printworks is a versatile space ideal for Launches, brand activation, experiential events as well as large and small productions of all types.

6 Event Spaces
119,000+ sq ft
Huge number of ancillary spaces
Cark Park
40,000 sq ft Outside Space
3 Phase Power Throughout
Two Gated Entrances
Large Shutter Door Access To All Spaces
Versatile Industrial Features & Infrastructure


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