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A truly cracking fantasy adventure

A truly cracking fantasy adventure

With The Nutcracker And The Four Realms available to buy on the Virgin Media Store, get to know its cast of colourful characters

Who says The Nutcracker is just a Christmas tale? Feast on this sweet treat all year round, while visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy dance in your head…

This adaptation is inspired by ETA Hoffmann’s short story The Nutcracker And The Mouse King, as well as Marius Petipa’s renowned ballet, and also features nods to The Chronicles Of Narnia and Alice In Wonderland.


On Christmas Eve in Victorian London, the Stahlbaum family doesn’t feel much like celebrating. Recently widowed, Benjamin (Matthew Macfadyen, Howard’s End) is raising a son and two daughters alone. Before his wife passed away, she left a gift for each child, with middle child Clara (Mackenzie Foy, Interstellar) receiving a strange, locked box, but no key. Story over?


Not one bit. At a Christmas Eve ball hosted by the children’s godfather and engineer extraordinaire Drosselmeyer (Morgan Freeman), Clara follows a piece of string with her name on it, which eventually leads her to a parallel world in which she’s addressed as “Princess” and “Your Majesty”.


Do her mother’s experiences in this faraway land have something to do with this startling turn of events? Will Clara manage to unlock the secrets of the mysterious box?


Before you escape to the Four Realms in search of answers, get to know the characters you’ll meet along the way. Simply click/hover on the faces below to learn more about the cast.


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