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By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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BUXTON Opera House is offering readers a wide variety of Christmas treats this month.

Ballet Theatre UK are performing The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 15, a perfect treat for all the family to enjoy, set to Tchaikovsky’s much loved score.

The story focuses on young girl Clara who, having crept downstairs at midnight to play with her new nutcracker doll, is swept up in a fantasy of toy soldiers, giant rats, snow fairies, magic and mystery.

After saving her beloved Nutcracker from the King of the rats, she is whisked away to an enchanted land and dances the night away in his arms, meeting a host of strange and exotic characters, before she is finally transformed into a beautiful ballerina.

The night passes in a blur and she wakes up on Christmas morning, at the foot of the Christmas tree, with memories that will stay with her forever.

For those who prefer more folk-rock to classic the pioneers of the genre Steeleye Span, fronted by Maddy Prior, are back in town with a special Christmas show on Monday, December 16.

Originally formed in 1969, the group is perhaps best known for its popular hits “Gaudete” and “All Around My Hat”.

Adding to the festive fun are the Christmas Crooners on Thursday, December 19 featuring the hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.

The show boasts a talented cast of west-end singers and a twinkling set, complete with a Christmas tree and a glowing fire place.

Lovers of pantomine will be delighted with this year’s offering, Cinderella, which begins tomorrow and runs until Wednesday, January 1.

With hilarious comedy, catchy songs and colourful dance routines, this is one show the whole family can enjoy.

The world renowned 44-piece British Philharmonic Orchestra is set to bring the year to a close on Tuesday, December 31 with a New Year’s Eve Gala Concert full of opera, ballet, film, TV and musical favourites.

More information is available by calling the box office on 0845 127 2190.

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