16 Nov–31 Dec 2017 & 3-18 mar 2018

Fredrik Benke Rydman THE NUTCRACKER

Following last year’s smash-hit with 36 sold-out shows and a widely acclaimed German tour, The Nutcracker is back!


Biljetter & info


What do you get when you take an old musical with a poor storyline but fantastic music, take an international cast consisting of a varied medley of talents, and let them loose in a mix of musical theatre, R’n’B, Tjajkovski, EDM and pop songs by Anna Ternheim? Fredrik Rydman’s street dance version of the classic Nutcracker tale: bringing together the young and the old, mixing Tjajkovski’s classics with new songs.

A little girl named Clara has been left alone to fend for herself on a garbage dump, whilst her parents are begging in the streets of a rich, foreign land. Hoping to reunite with her parents, Clara is tricked into following a black-market organ dealer who is on the prowl for a young, healthy heart to sell to a sick, old woman. The Nutcracker, the prince, has broken into pieces and lost his former glory. All the while, a narrator tells everything we want (and don’t want) to know about the show. In a setting that is hauntingly close to reality, everyone is searching for a sense of safety and community.

What’s good about The Nutcracker is that the story is so incredibly bland that you have to put your own spin on it to make it interesting. This has given me an opportunity to tell the story of homeless children in Europe today in a way that is imaginative, frightening, funny and crazy. A contemporary fairytale!

The Nutcracker is a Christmas show, and to me, Christmas is a children’s holiday. This show is about a child’s longing to be with her parents, something I can relate to as a father of three. I want to create through the eyes of a child, because in their world anything is possible. As an adult, you tend to limit yourself, but with this process I want to feel that there are no limitations. I want to allow myself to indulge and have fun, which is really a prerequisite for creativity. And life, according to me.”
Fredrik Rydman