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The Nutcracker Characters


A young girl. She is presented with a Nutcracker doll for Christmas and dreams that he comes to life.

Sugar Plum Fairy

A beautiful fairy who resembles Clara’s sister Louise.


Clara’s toy that comes to life. He is transformed into a handsome Prince and accompanies Clara on her adventure.

Uncle Drosselmeyer

Clara’s mystical Uncle. He presents Clara with her Nutcracker doll and is the architect of her magical adventure.

Mouse King

The mischievous King of the Mice. The Mouse King declares war on the Nutcracker and his soldiers.


The handsome partner of the Sugar Plum Fairy. He resembles Louise’s boyfriend James.

Photos Bill Cooper and Brian Slater.


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