Christopher Wheeldon magically captured the twists and turns of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in this wonderful ballet. Bob Crowley’s vivid sets and costumes take us down the rabbit hole into a colourful world full of curious creatures and captivating characters while Joby Talbot’s original score is full of sweeping melodies and contemporary sounds. Lauren Cuthbertson stars as the inquisitive Alice, with Federico Bonelli as the charming Knave of Hearts, Steven McRae as the tap-dancing Mad Hatter and Laura Morera as the formidable Queen of Hearts. This exuberant and engaging ballet is spectacular entertainment for the whole family.
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/Mad Hatter: Steven McRae Rajah/The Caterpillar:Fernando Montano The Duchess:Gary Avis Vicar/The March Hare:Paul Kay Verger/The Dormouse: Romany Pajdak The Cook:Kristen McNally Artists of The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of The Royal Opera House Conductor: Koen Kessels Music:Joby Talbot Choreographer:Christopher Wheeldon Designs:Bob Crowley
Plus: Introduction; Bob Crowley talks about the costumes; Wheeldon’s tap-dancing Hatter
Picture: 16:9 Region code: All Regions Format: Blu-ray Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES Sound: LPCM 2.0, DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio Duration: 138 mins Year: 2017
"Alice is at it again... It’s a joy to look at and packed with featured roles that show off the Royal Ballet’s strength in depth." The Observer
"Laura Morera... absolutely nails her twin roles as Alice’s mother and (supremely) the Queen of Hearts. Also deserving of plaudits are Fernando Montaño’s impossibly slinky Caterpillar, David Yudes’s spring-loaded Frog, and Gary Avis’s operatically OTT Duchess. But top marks go, above all, to Lauren Cuthbertson." Daily Telegraph