Performance Storytelling with puppetsGraham’s version of this lovely rich and action-packed tale uses music, shadow puppets, glove puppets and a revolving stage to tell the story of the toy soldier, two children, their Godfather, a mad king and the battle with the terrible King Rat. The ballet music of Tchaikovsky tells just a tiny part of E.T.A. Hoffman’s intriguing tale of children, toys and rats.

This story contains rats! Lots of them!

All ages              1 hour              up to 4 classes



Nutcracker Summary of ETA Hoffman’s Original Story