12 December 2014 at 10.56am | 6 Comments
Two Mad Hatters take to the stages of the Royal Opera House this festive season, in works inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We couldn’t resist bringing together the two different versions of the same character for a dance-off in full costume in front of an audience of 50 excited children from local school St Joseph’s Primary.
Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae plays the tap-dancing Mad Hatter in The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland this Christmas, while Turbo’s hip hop-styled Mad Hatter features in ZooNation’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. The former production will be live in cinemas around the world on 16 December, while the latter will be live-streamed for free via YouTube and this website on 18 December.
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The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Lily Safra, The Paul Hamlyn Education Fund, The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.