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ROH Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 7.15pm
  • Venue : Pavilions Teignmouth
23rd October
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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.

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 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.

Live broadcast - APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

Tickets - Adults £16.50, Concessions (Seniors and Students) £14.00, Children £10

Half-term Ballets discount offer - Buy a ticket for ROH Live Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a ticket for the live Ballet Cymru production of The Light Princess on 25th October and save £2.50 if purchased at the same time (please note only applies to the same type of ticket purchased - e.g. two adult tickets, two concession tickets or two child tickets)

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