EVENT CINEMA (LIVE). 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. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?
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. 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 recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playingcard 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
Live broadcast, Monday 23 October, 7.15pm
Delayed Live screening, Tuesday 24 October, 2.00pm
Please note that the delayed Delayed Live screening on the 24 Oct has general admission with no allocated seats. Adults/Seniors who accompany students/children are entitled to a £10 seat.
The Live screening on the 23 Oct is at standard prices
Multi-Buy offer: Book 5 or more shows in the 2017/18 ROH Season for a reduced price of £15 per ticket. Note the reduction will be made at check-out once 5 shows are added to the basket.
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23 & 24 October 2017
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