Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Opens Sunday, May 5
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2hr 30mins

Sarah Lamb, who plays Alice in the Royal Ballet production, grew up in Boston and Brookline, is an alumna of Brookline High School, and is a former Boston Ballet principal

Those familiar with Lewis Carroll’s literary menagerie of colorful characters will enjoy the clarity with which Christopher Wheeldon portrays them in dance. 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. Don’t miss what the Telegraph called “a dazzling affair.…intoxicating and exceptional…[Wheeldon] - along with everyone else involved in this mind-boggling production - should also take a bow.


Alice: Sarah Lamb
Jack/The Knave of Hearts: Federico Bonelli
Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit: Edward Watson
Mother/The Queen of Heats: Zenaida Yanowsky
Mad Hatter: Steven McRae


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: David Briskin
Designs: Bob Crowley
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Scenario: Nicholas Wright
Music: Joby Talbot