Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Joby Talbot

2h 5 min

Christopher Wheeldon has magically captured the twists and turns of Lewis Carroll's classic story, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, in his 2011 ballet. Bob Crowley's vivid outfits and costumes take us down the rabbit hole in a world full of color, curious creatures, and captivating characters.


Joby Talbot's original score is full of radical melodies and contemporary sounds. Lauren Cuthbertson stars as the inquisitive Alice, with Federico Bonelli as the charming Jack of Hearts, Steven McRae as the Mad Hatter dancing tap dance, and Laura Morera as the formidable Queen of Hearts. This lush and attractive ballet is spectacular entertainment for the whole family.


With the collaboration of Naxos

Music by Joby Talbot

Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet


Artistic team

Conductor | Koen Kessels

Associate concert master | Ania Safonova

Designer | Bob Crowley

Scenario | Nicholas Wright

Lighting designer | Natasha Katz

Projection designers | Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington

Original sound designer | Andrew Bruce for Autograph

Staging | Christopher Saunders



Alice | Lauren Cuthbertson

Jack/The Knave of Hearts | Federico Bonelli

Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit | James Hay

Mother/The Queen of Hearts | Laura Morera

Father/The King of Hearts | Christopher Saunders

Magician/The Mad Hatter | Steven McRae

The Duchess | Gary Avis


Bolshoi Theatre
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Bolshoi Ballet, Marius Petipa, Yury Grigorovich

First staged in 1973 by legendary choreographer Yury Grigorovich, this new version of The Sleeping Beauty, by Marius Petipa to the music by Tchaikovsky, is the first ballet performed on the newly reconstructed historical stage of the Bolshoi.


To make the fairytale come true, Yury Grigorovich and Italian set designer Ezio Frigerio work their fingers to the bone. As the curtain lifts, you find yourself literally in a 17th-century palace with rich decoration. Over 400 new costumes were specially tailored under the designs of Oscar-winning Franca Scuarcciapino, and will blind the most demanding public with glitter.


The production stars the world renown Svetlana Zakharova as Princess Aurora and David Hallberg as Prince Désiré.


With the collaboration of Naxos


Teatro Real
Georg Friedrich Händel
Mark Morris Dance Group

In keeping with his artistic path and a commitment to live music, Mark Morris always looks for the collaboration and contribution of the best artists of our time. In this production, he brings together sopranos Sarah-Jane Brandon and Elizabeth Watts, tenor James Gilchrist and bass Andrew Foster-Williams, accompanied by the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, to perform Händel’s lovely piece L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, conducted by Jane Glover. The production is divided into two acts, the choreography creates 32 scenes inspired by the paintings of William Blake.


A presence of group and choral structure predominate in this creation, characterised by vibrant, spontaneous movement. The journey travels from the melancholy at the outset to a contagious energy, where the community is more important than the individual, making the point that human beings are truly happy when they are part of something greater.


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