NEWS: Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Open 2017/2018 Season at Royal Opera House

The choreographer’s acclaimed production of Lewis Carroll’s classic story will perform at the Royal Opera Hose from the 27th September. 

The Royal Ballet will open the Royal Opera House’s 2017/2018 season with the return of Christopher Wheeldon’s take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Having first appeared on stage in 2011, the ballet has become popular with audiences of all ages with it combination of colourful characters, vivid stage effects and imaginative choreography.

Set to Joby Talbot’s score, the production features Bob Crowley’s sumptuous designs, with lighting by Natasha Katz.

The production will see Royal Ballet dancers Lauren Cuthbertson, Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb, Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Yuhui Choe dance the role of Alice, with Steven McRae reprising his role as the tap dancing Mad Hatter. It will also see Akane Takada making her debut as Alice, with Alexander Campbell and Matthew Ball also debuting in the role of Knave of Hearts.

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…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be performed at the Royal Opera House from the 27th September until the 28th October. For more information visit: . 

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