About the show
Head down the rabbit hole with Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland at the Royal Opera House.
New classics of ballet don’t come around all that often. But Christopher Wheeldon’s gorgeously designed and choreographed Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland is exactly that. Premiering in 2011, audiences instantly fell in love with Wheeldon’s take on the helter-skelter world of the White Rabbit and the Red Queen. It now returns for limited run this autumn.
Using an original score from Joby Talbot and stunning designs by Bob Crowley, this fun and fast-paced ballet zaps you inside Wonderland. Meet the dashing Knave of Hearts, the masterly Mad Hatter and the formidable Red Queen. If you’re lucky you might get to play a spot of flamingo croquet or take tea with whole gang of curiouser and curiouser creatures (but watch out for dormice in the teapot!).
As with most Royal Ballet productions, a rotating cast performs Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland during the run. Names to look out for include the always breath-taking Sarah Lamb and Lauren Cuthbertson. However, there’s also relative new girl Francesca Hayward. She’s a rising star of Covent Garden.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland was first published in 1865. It has since become one of the most famous and best loved children books ever. Numerous adaptations include a Disney animation and also a child-friendly opera.
Please note that Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland contains scenes using optical illusion that may affect people with epilepsy. Please contact the Royal Opera House if you have any concerns.
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland runs at the Royal Opera House from 27 September – 28 October 2017.