This year would have become the 18th season for Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Saddler's Wells. But all of the company's Christmas shows has been postponed until next winter due to COVID-19 theatre restrictions.

Earlier in May Matthew Bourne's company was obliged to cancel its international tour with The Red Shoes and all ticket holders were asked to treat the value of their tickets as a donation to the theatre. In case of Nutcracker! tour the tickets will be transferred into equivalent performances in the 2021/22 season.

Matthew Bourne created his Nutcracker! in 1992 and the dazzling grotesque show has immediately turned into a trademark. For 2020 Nutcracker! was announced to appear refreshed and reworked.