Russian passion for classic ballet

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House brings its production of The Nutcracker to Kettering’s Lighthouse Theatre later this month.

The production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is full of colour and enthusiasm and aims to be very much a family production.

The producer Alexej Ignatow said: “We stand out because we pay attention to detail and put a lot of effort into choosing the best artists.With Russian ballet, you get passion!

“We feel that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy ballet in their lifetime, which is why we are dedicated to presenting full and positive new productions in regional theatres.

“We want to give the opportunity to local audiences to experience these classics, give them great pleasure and inspire them to want more.

“There is a misconception that you need to understand music or ballet to enjoy them but it is really for everyone.”

The performance is on Wednesday, October 22, at 7.30pm. Tickets from £22.50 are available at or by calling the Lighthouse on 01536 414141 or visiting