THE Nutcracker will be keeping the magic of Christmas alive at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham from Wednesday.

Moscow City Ballet's production involves an outstanding company of over 70 people, plus full orchestra, and is guaranteed to dazzle audiences.

The magical combination of beautiful costumes, enchanting music and gorgeous choreography has proved so popular that an extra matinee performance has been added on Friday, January 28.

Tickets for the show, which runs until Saturday, January 29, cost £11.50 to £25.50 and are available from the box office on 01242 572573 or www.