Arts: Cork Ballet's 'Nutcracker to remember'

Ballerina Erina Takahashi is in Cork to perform 'The Nutcracker'.

Sophie Gorman

There is something inherently festive about The Nutcracker, not least because it is set on Christmas Eve and tells the story of a little girl called Clara given the present of a nutcracker shaped like a man, who gets broken and then comes to life at the turn of midnight on Christmas morning, and a battle between an army of gingerbread men and mice, before the action moves to the Land of Sweets, ruled by none other than the Sugar Plum Fairy.