VIDEO PREVIEW: Ballet classics Swan Lake and The Nutcracker coming to Yorkshire

SWAN Lake and The Nutcracker - two of the most popular ballets of all time - are returning to Yorkshire.

Promoters Raymond Gubbay are bringing The Russian State Ballet of Siberia accompanied live by The Russian State Ballet Orchestra to perform at The Victoria Theatre in Halifax.

Swan Lake, widely acclaimed as the greatest romantic ballet of all time and set to Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score, is on Friday, February 21, at 7.30pm.

The Nutcracker, the most famous of fantasy ballets, will follow with two performances the next day, on Saturday, February 22, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm,.

BOOK TICKETS: Call 01422 351158 or visit the 2020 season, the company will merge traditional and digital worlds with an imaginative staging set against an ever-changing colourful backdrop, sprinkled with magical special effects

From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, Swan Lake is a compelling tale of tragic romance.

Odile, the temptress in black tutu, seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity.

The dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia coming to The Victoria Theatre in Halifax

The Nutcracker begins as night falls on Christmas Eve.

As snowflakes settle outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairytale world where nothing is quite as it seems.Toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

* Ticket prices include a Theatre Support Fee when booking via the Box Office and online. No other charges are applied.

Swan Lake and The Nutcracker to be performed in Yorkshire