The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is on its 17th UK tour.

Accompanied by the Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet and led by artistic director Sergei Bobrov the dancers pirouette into Swindon with one of the most famous ballets of all time, The Nutcracker, and the unrequited love story of La Fille mal Gardée.

The Nutcracker is the perfect winter warmer being set on Christmas Eve. As the clock strikes midnight the toys all come to life and a right royal battle begins between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker Prince.

By contrast La Fille mal Gardée is a pastoral scene of a farm boy and the farmer's flirty daughter who with comic simplicity try to find ways of hiding from her mother. A mix of romance, rivalry and maypole dancing.

There are 30 musicians under the director of chief conductor Anatoly Tchepurnoi and 40 dancers.

Artistic Director, Sergei Bobrov said, “We very much look forward to our annual UK tour. With a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians performing some classic scores, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage which I believe will leave a wonderful impression in the minds of the audience. It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to the British public.”

La Fille mal Gardée is on January 28 from 7.30pm and The Nutcracker from Tuesday January 29 at 7.30pm and Wednesday January 30 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the Wyvern Theatre Box Office on 01793 524481