Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Bin The Nutcracker this year; go for Matthew Bourne's spellbinding take on Cinderella instead. Bourne is a bona fide dance legend - the universally renowned choreographer and director has been filling the world's stages with monumental works that compliment everyone's palate. This particular work is less Disney and more desolate, set amongst the skeletal scenery of London during the Second World War. It's the story of star-crossed lovers - a young woman and an RAF pilot - kept apart by seemingly insurmountable obstacles... you know the jam. Bring your gran, bring your nephew, or just bring ya damn self and get ready to be dazzled.