FESTIVE dreams will be coming true extra early this year when a double bill of family favourite ballets arrive in Weymouth.

Tchaikovsky classics Swan Lake and The Nutcracker will be performed at Weymouth Pavilion on Wednesday October 18 and Thursday October19.

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians

Directed and choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House are bringing these ballets to Weymouth as part of their UK tour.

Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely one can easily be mistaken for the other.

It is a compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Meanwhile, The Nutcracker is a timeless classic of the festive season.

Based on 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeyer gives her a nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve, which turns into a prince.

When midnight strikes, the world turns all magical in the wintry glitter of Christmas Eve. Toys come alive, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins….

Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic, love, victories and defeats, and Tchaikovsky’s rousing score, are just some of the ingredients that will be brought together by this renowned Russian State Ballet.

Call the box office for tickets.