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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

BUY TICKETS 2pm Sunday 29 October

BALLET broadcast AS LIVE from the Royal Opera House

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

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…

Christopher Wheeldon’s glorious ballet burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognisable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But 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.

Tickets: Full £19   Adult concessions £17   18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins (inc two intervals)
Doors open: 1.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information

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