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 charm ing 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. A lice 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 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.

Please note that there are no adverts or trailers in our Event Cinema screenings and doors open 15 minutes before the advertised start time.

All Screenings

Monday 23 October

19:15

DIRECTOR: Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
STARS:
TBC
FEATURE TIME: 2hrs 50mins
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The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (LIVE) Poster