"The Nutcracker that Ashley Page and Antony McDonald contrived for Scottish Ballet was, and still is, something of a trailblazer. In 2003, this bold, inventive Nutcracker signified that Scottish Ballet was dancing its way out of the woods. It looks even better now. - 5*"
 - The Herald

"Claire Robertson’s spirited Marie is an expressive mix of vulnerability and determination – utterly deserving of Erik Cavallari’s noble Prince, their closing pas-de-deux a radiant outpouring of consummate partnering worth a galaxy of stars in itself. - 5*"
- The Herald

 "It presents the ballet’s final pas de deux (between the tale’s young lovers, danced exquisitely by Erik Cavallari and Claire Robertson) with a beautifully executed classicism which exemplifies the style and intelligence of this, another fabulously successful Scottish Ballet Christmas show. - 5*"
- The Daily Telegraph

"Sheer balletic beauty. The tutu-clad snowflakes and pretty poppy flowers deliver pointe work to die for, while the grand pas-de-deux between principal dancers Claire Robertson and Erik Cavallari is a spell-binding blend of romance and masterful technique. -4*"
- The Scotsman

"Crowd-pleasing wow factor, guaranteed to delight - this stunning Nutcracker has it all."
- The Press & Journal  

"Claire Robertson and Erik Cavallari take the lead roles with aplomb... As both a tinsel treat and a statement of Page's aesthetic clarity, The Nutcracker triumphs."
- The Stage

"Bold, adventurous and beautifully crafted."
- Edinburgh Evening News

"Witty, spectacular and tear-jerkingly moving - this is still such stuff as dreams are made on."
- Daily Mail 

"This is one Nutcracker you could sample again and again"
- The Scotsman

"A Nutcracker like no other, full of mettle and class"
- The Herald

"This Nutcracker feels as fresh and as zingy as a lemon meringue pie"
- The Sunday Times

"A Nutcracker that is, quite simply, brilliantly danced by the whole company"
- Dance Expression

"Imaginative, haunting and visually exciting from start to finish"

"A most enjoyable evening"
- The Times  

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