Watch the Royal Ballet’s production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Kuba Lecki
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Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski
Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

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Transport yourself to the Royal Opera House this festive season through a screening of its much-cherished production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with choreography by the wonderfully creative Christopher Wheeldon and a contemporary score by Joby Talbot.

Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski
Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

A joyous and colourful interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s iconic story, this production has been modernised through imaginative set design, expressive characterisations and comic moments, including a charming tap-dancing routine by the Mad Hatter at his legendary tea party.

Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski
Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

The Royal Ballet Principal Lauren Cuthbertson performs the role of Alice with enthralling elegance, dancing the romantic Knave of Hearts pas de deux sequence with exquisite poise.

Another highlight comes in the form of an uproarious segment in which the Queen of Hearts alternates between graceful balletic movement and humorous expression alongside a brilliant playing card corps de ballet.

Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski
Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

With the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition titled Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, there is no better time to fall down the rabbit hole with Alice and enter the madcap world of her wonderland compatriots.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland provides precisely the right dose of madness and whimsy to inspire a renewed sense of optimism and brightness during this difficult Christmas epoch.

Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski
Photo credit: ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ (2017) is available to stream via the Royal Opera House website from 22 December to 21 January. Tickets cost £3.