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Ended 16 Jan 2015 after 41 days

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Alice in Wonderland at the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, is even better than on its first outing two years ago

The Daily Telegraph

Closed 16 Jan 2015


Lewis Carroll's Alice and a wonderland of wonderful characters come to The Royal Ballet in this revival of Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length work, conducted by The Royal Ballet’s Music Director Barry Wordsworth.

It had a fantastic reception at its world premiere at the Royal Opera House in 2012 and later in Toronto not least for its hugely enjoyable combination of story, inventiveness and sheer theatrical verve.


Whilst at a garden party, Alice spots a family friend (Lewis Carroll, no less) transform into a white rabbit. Curiosity piqued, she follows him into a wood - and falls down a deep rabbit hole. From there, the Rabbit acts as her guide to this mysterious new world, with the whole Company involved in the fun, portraying a myriad of quirky characters: a tap dancing Mad Hatter, a sinuous caterpillar, an overly maternal frog, a disembodied Cheshire Cat and of course, the tyrannical, insane Queen of Hearts.

Alice and the romantic Knave of Hearts are at the centre of the story, but when The Queen is around, you cannot help but notice her, especially as the spirit of classical ballet tries to take her over with disastrous - but hilarious results. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a brilliantly imagined show with something for everyone to treasure.

Each step along Alice's journey is matched to perfection by Joby Talbot's engaging and atmospheric music and Bob Crowley's endlessly inventive and colourful designs.

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Opening night: 6 December 2014

Closing night: 16 January 2015


Suitable for ages 8+

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes with 2 intervals

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