What a treat! Next week, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland hits Covent Garden with The Royal Ballet’s production returning for the third time in as many years.
The magic of the classic fantasy tale is recreated in Christopher Wheeldon’s production, which showcases Lewis Carroll’s menagerie of colourful characters including an anxious White Rabbit, a terrifying Red Queen, a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a diabolical Duchess.
The audience are taken on Alice’s bizarre journey through Wonderland, as she sails across a lake of tears, attends a deranged tea party and watches a croquet game played with flamingos and hedgehogs. Five times Tony Award winner Bob Crowley’s quirkily inventive designs, including the famously grinning Cheshire Cat and an exotic Caterpillar draw on breathtaking puppetry and projections to bring to life the colourful world waiting at the bottom of the rabbit hole.
This large scale production shows off the talents of the full corps de ballet, and offers the chance to watch Principal dancers in the lead roles, including Lauren Cuthbertson who will dance the title role created for her in 2011.
And if you’re not in London, for the first time ever, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be broadcast live on 28th March from the stage at Covent Garden to cinemas across the United Kingdom and internationally.
Photography by Johan Persson / ROH