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Royal Opera House: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Royal Opera House presents a free screening of the production Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

“Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into the fantastical world of Wonderland. Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet combines theatrical verve with thrilling choreography…”.

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 with enchanting family entertainment.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imBAEUBq3Q8

There are a limited number of free tickets through this link on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alice-in-wonderland-screening-tickets-41925126181, themed cocktails (for less than £2 each) and exciting costume accessories – feel free to wear your craziest clothes to this evening of madness!

Free admission – Open to all.


February 24
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music
St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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