Ballet: This new production of The Nutcracker by the West Australian Ballet uses Italian designer Edoardo Sanchi’s all- white set evoking the world of a contemporary 16- year- old. There’s a mysterious online boyfriend, Peter ( codenamed Nutcracker), and Clara’s nightmare hinges on menacing viruses, school exams and an exacting teacher. Ivan Cavallari’s choreography is witty, and Jayne Smeulders ( Clara) and Daryl Brandwood ( Nutcracker) bring insight to their roles, writes critic Rita Clarke. His Majesty’s Theatre, ends tonight. Bookings: ( 08) 9484 1133.