Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography, now restaged in 2017.
At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole, events become curiouser and curiouser… As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures.
The ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
Choreography Christopher Wheeldon. Ballet in 3 acts and 2 intervals. 170m approximately with 2 intervals.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15; Kids £10)