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The Nutcracker and The Mouse King

Ticket Information

Prices: £15, Conc £13.50, Members £12 and Family Ticket £50

Suitable for all ages from 3 to 103. Family ticket is for 4 people and must include 1 child. 

RUNNING TIME- 1 hour and 35 mins. Act 1: 45 mins, Interval: 20 mins, Act 2: 30 mins. 


There is no need to worry about hungry children because you can pre book them a yummy lunch box to enjoy. Includes: sandwich, fruit bar, CHRISTMAS TREAT and a drink.

You can also choose a normal non Christmassy lunch box which includes: sandwhich, fruit, pom-bears and a drink. 

Children can take their lunch box into the theatre with them. Enjoy before, during or after the show. We are very flexible at Cornerstone.

Please book your lunch boxes when purchasing your tickets. Any issues, please call the box office on 01235 515144.

NUTCRACKER SOUVENIR PROGRAMME - £2.50 (when pre booked, usual price £3)

Don't forget to purchase your souvenir show programme. Includes original ideas, set drawings, stories from the professional creative team, pictures of the rehearsal period and so much more. There will be puzzles and quizzes inside to keep children entertained after the show. When pre-booked, the brochure is at the reduced price of £2.50. If purchased on the day, the brochure will cost £3. Save money and book early!


There will be lots of festive treats to enjoy in Nourish this Christmas. Make sure you try our luxurious hot chocolates and Christmas crispie cakes! You won’t be disappointment. 

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The Nutcracker and The Mouse King

Friday 8 Dec 2017 to Saturday 30 Dec 2017

Tags: Theatre, Family and Children's

Cornerstone in association with Goblin proudly present

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King 

By E T A Hoffmann 

In a new musical version for the whole family developed by 
Andrew Barry, Matt Borgatti, Will Dollard and Mary Erskine  

Directed by Andrew Barry

Set and costume design by Carla Goodman 

Book by Matt Borgatti

Music and lyrics by Will Dollard and Mary Erskine

Join us this Christmas for a classic festive show for the entire family -- from 3 to 103.

When Maria and her family turn up at a dusty old toyshop on Christmas Eve, full of raggedy old toys and a mysterious toymaker, they’d rather be anywhere else. But all is not as it seems! When everyone goes to bed the toys in the shop burst into life with music, singing and dancing. Maria meets the Nutcracker, a toy who has been cursed by the evil Mouse King. Together they must find a way to lift the curse and save Christmas for everyone. 

The world of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is vividly brought to life with new songs and music, performed live by actor musicians supported by a talented young ensemble from the local community. 

School and Group rates available, please contact the Box Office on 01235 515144 for more information. 


Friday 8th Dec 2017 7:00pm
Saturday 9th Dec 2017 2:00pm & 5.00pm

Thursday 14 Dec 2017 1:00pm (relaxed performance)

Friday 15 Dec 2017 7:00pm
Saturday 16 Dec 2017 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Sunday 17 Dec 2017 2:00pm 

Tuesday 19 Dec 2017 10:00am & 2:00pm *Please note the morning performance on 19 Dec has been changed from 11am as originally publicised to 10am. 
Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Thursday 21 Dec 2017 11:00am* & 2:00pm *The 11am performance will be a signed performance
Friday 22 Dec 2017 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Saturday 23 Dec 2017 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Sunday 24 Dec 2017 11:00am & 2:00pm- CHRISTMAS EVE

Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 2:00pm- BOXING DAY
Wednesday 27 Dec 2017 2:00pm
Thursday 28 Dec 2017 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Friday 29 Dec 2017 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Saturday 30 Dec 2017 2:00pm



Stop Press! Reviews are in! 

'It really is a show for the entire two girls were transfixed from the moment they sat down' Little Ankle Biters

Read the full review here

'It’s a heart-warming Christmas show that’s a fun fusion of imaginative and inventive storytelling, catchy songs... and humorous references for all the family.' THEATREWORLD Internet Magazine 

Read the full review here.

'The catchy songs and heartwarming storyline kept us enthralled throughout the entire show.' Mumof2point5

Read the full review here

Press on Goblin:

'Incredible, innovative Children's Theatre' What's On Stage

'Groundbreaking' The Stage

'Dazzling' The Guardian

'Unmissable' Timeout

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