For an Easter holiday treat why not take the family to see the live screeening of the Royal Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Phoenix Picturehouse?  Those familiar with Lewis Carroll’s literary menagerie of colourful characters will enjoy the clarity with which Christopher Wheeldon portrays them in dance in this imaginative recent ballet, a feast of colour, music and choreography.

 The whole Company is drawn into the fun, dancing a myriad of quirky characters: a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap dancing Mad Hatter, a sinuous caterpillar and so many more. Alice and the Knave of Hearts, deftly danced by two Royal Ballet Principal dancers, are at the centre of the story, and the role of The Queen of Hearts, another Principal, is wittily captured with hilarious results. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a brilliantly imagined show and, with a magical score, ingeniously inventive designs and a wealth of theatrical effects, has something for everyone to treasure.

Ballet in three acts.  Running time: two hours 50 mins, including two intervals.

  • Alice: Sarah Lamb
  • Jack/The Knave of Hearts: Federico Bonelli
  • Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit: Edward Watson
  • Mother/The Queen of Hearts: Zenaida Yanowsky
  • Mad Hatter: Steven McRae
  • Music: Joby Talbot
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Conductor: David Briskin
  • Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
  • Designs: Bob Crowley

Thursday 28 March 2013 at 19:15

Phoenix Picturehouse, 57 Walton Street, OX2 6AE

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