Jan McNulty Posted February 19, 2013 Share Posted February 19, 2013 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland By Christopher Wheeldon 15 March - 13 April In March, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland makes a welcome return to Covent Garden for the third time in as many years. Christopher Wheeldon’s spectacular production showcases a menagerie of colourful characters including an anxious White Rabbit, a terrifying Red Queen, a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a diabolical Duchess. Set to Joby Talbot’s lively score, with a scenario writtenby Nicholas Wright, the audience are taken on Alice’s bizarre journey through Wonderland, as she sails across a lake of tears, attends a deranged tea party and watches a croquet game played with flamingos and hedgehogs. Five times Tony Award winnerBob Crowley’s quirkily inventive designs, including the famously grinning Cheshire Cat and an exotic Caterpillar draw on breathtaking puppetry and projections to bring to life the colourful world waiting at the bottom of the rabbit hole. This large scale production shows off the talents of the full corps de ballet, and offers the chance to watch Principal dancers in the lead roles, including Lauren Cuthbertson who will once again dance the title role created for her in 2011. At the heart of the ballet is Wheeldon’s compelling choreography, with moments of tender pas de deux created for Aliceand Jack, the gardener’s boy who later becomes her Knave of Hearts. In the final act, the haughty Queen of Hearts steals the show with a hilarious ‘Tart Adage’,a send up of the classic Rose Adagio that keen ballet-goers will recognise from The Sleeping Beauty. This Season, for the first time ever, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be broadcast live on 28th March from the stage at Covent Garden to cinemas across the United Kingdom and internationally, allowing the widest audience yet to enjoy the spectacle of thisbrilliantly realised, original ballet. Please see cinema.roh.org.uk for further details. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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