Down the rabbit hole ... to a world of colour, fun and fantasy

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©

175 minutes / 2 intervals

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a world of colour, fun and fantasy in this dazzling, internationally acclaimed production.

See the wit and charm of Lewis Carroll’s story translated into dance, with extravagant sets and costumes and an extraordinary score. Wonderland is brought to life with puppetry, eye-bending illusions and playful costumes.

With a twitchy White Rabbit, tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a hilarious Red Queen, this ballet will transport you to Wonderland and into the depths of your imagination.

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​...one fantastical episode after another in a heady rush of color and movement.

The New York Times

“DRINK ME”: Alice is about to go on a hallucinatory journey where not even her size is certain.

Lauren Cuthbertson as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

Puppetry and projections are spectacularly employed to bring Lewis Carroll’s whimsical visions to life. 

Nehemiah Kish as the Knave of Hearts and Yuhui Choe as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2014. Photography Bill Cooper

The tyrannical Queen of Hearts is one of the ballet’s funniest characters.

Zenaida Yanowsky as the Queen of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

The caterpillar has lashings of Eastern exoticism … and eight pairs of pointes! 

Eric Underwood, with artists of The Royal Ballet, as the Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2013. Photography Johan Persson

Vast sets and clever illusions create spectacular effects.

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

As in Carroll’s book, the Cheshire Cat appears and disappears in the most peculiar way … helped out by some wizard puppeteers.

Sarah Lamb as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

The Knave of Hearts starts the ballet as Jack, the Gardener’s Boy, on whom Alice has a crush. 

Vadim Muntagirov as The Knave of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2014. Photography Bill Cooper

Alice and the Knave of Hearts share a tender, playful pas de deux.

Federico Bonelli as the Knave of Hearts and Sarah Lamb as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

Gearing up for a finale that will bring the house down.

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2013. Photography Johan Persson

The Ballet is a co-production between The Australian Ballet and The National Ballet of Japan

Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
Music Joby Talbot, orchestrated by Christopher Austin and Joby Talbot
Guest Repetiteurs Christopher Saunders, Jason Fowler, Jacquelin Barrett 
Scenario Nicholas Wright
Set and Costume Designs Bob Crowley
Associate Set Designer Jaimie Todd
Associate Costume Designer Sukie Kirk
Original Lighting Designs Natasha Katz reproduced for The Australian Ballet by Simon Bennison|
Projection Design by Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington
Puppetry Design Toby Olié

The production was commissioned and first performed by The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada

The Kenneth R Reed Fund generously supports the recreation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© for The Australian Ballet