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Your reaction: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Audience tweets about the return of Christopher Wheeldon's fantastical ballet.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

16 March 2013 at 9.59am | 17 Comments

Your Reaction: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Audience tweets about the return of Christopher Wheeldon's fantasy ballet.

Storified by Royal Opera House· Sat, Mar 16 2013 02:54:59

#ROHalice - beautiful show & I now want to go to Wonderland...Clarissa Coster
Stellar night for Queen of Hearts, Zenaida Yanowsky. And of course beautiful Sarah Lamb, every movt perfect @RoyalOperaHouse #ROHaliceMary Wong
@RoyalOperaHouse Queen of Hearts, jokers painting red rose trees, hedgehogs in croquet match & trial of cards glorious finale to #ROHalice.Jacky Tarleton
Artists of The Royal Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland © Johan Persson/ROH 2011Royal Opera House Covent Garden
#ROHalice Oh Zenaida! I've fallen in love with her all over again! Its about time she received the recognition she deserves! She's amazing!Raedene Cheri
I am done with Alice after 3rd attempt to like it.Great for kids and attract.new audience but that is not Ballet for me.Nina Gilbert
Just got home from extraordinary night @RoyalOperaHouse Magical, captivating #ROHalice & moving farewell to Tony Hall, inspirational CEO!Sonia Stevenson
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Royal Ballet behind the scenesroyaloperahouse
What an amazing & magical performance of Alice in Wonderland. So glad I was able to get last minute tickets for the opening night #ROHaliceHong Man
Sublime  #ROHalice, adorable hedgehogs my highlight of the evening...Alice Usher
@RoyalOperaHouse #ROHalice  a great show with fabulous casts but still too long...Carol Lee?
Zenaida Yanowsky as the Red Queen in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  © Johan Persson/ROH 2011Royal Opera House Covent Garden
I've just seen #Alice @RoyalOperaHouse  Full review to follow but it looks better with every viewing. Great way to say bye to Tony HallSarah Crompton
When I am Queen, I'm going to mandate that a recording of the Tart Adagio is broadcast everyday before the six o'clock news #ROHAliceVampire Soup

What did you think of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is sold out at the Royal Opera House (though returns may become available and day tickets will be available). The ballet will be screened live to cinemas around the world on 28 March 2013

This article has 17 comments

  1. judy hedges responded on 17 March 2013 at 3:49pm Reply

    My sister-in-law and I were completely captivated by this ballet. Even quite short appearances like the caterpillar were stunning. We can't speak highly enough about it. A truly magical performance by all concerned.

  2. Matteo Gallanti responded on 19 March 2013 at 8:21am Reply

    I was at the first night and it was a real treat. Funny, sweet , inventive: a really beautiful piece

  3. Anne and Andrew Davenport responded on 19 March 2013 at 10:44am Reply

    We enjoyed the rehearsal on 15th March with what was possibly 3rd cast but we thought they (and the ballet) were brilliant. Particularly impressed by Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Alice, young and stylish, putting over a lovely personality. Surely a star in the making. Itziar Mendizabal was also fantastic as a malevolent Queen of Hearts and we adored the spoof on the Rose Adage! First time with this ballet - we'll be back!

  4. J.Seldon responded on 19 March 2013 at 9:06pm Reply

    I saw Alice on its first run and in revival. I thought it was a remarkable production, beautifully staged, excellently performed and refreshingly entertaining and amusing - Oh and dare I say it? - and SO accessible. Also what a pleasure to have score which was new and actually communicated with the listener. Just shows tunefulness is not dead.

  5. Captivating, magical, dramatic and above all amusing. The dancers were beautiful, so much talent on one stage, the score is stunning and brought to life by such talented musicians. Stix-Brunell was wonderful as Alice, but the fusion of Arabic dancing and ballet for the caterpillar was brilliant, along with the dramatic brilliance of the cook and Queen of Hearts. All in all, truly magical evening at the Royal Opera House.

  6. It was an amazing performance. The only thing I would like to add is that it would be lovely to see more of the other dancers not just zooming in on Alice. There is always much going on with the WHOLE stage of dancers and this adds to the production, in my opinion. There were times when it was frustrating.

  7. Anne S responded on 28 March 2013 at 11:24pm Reply

    Watched live streamed in Yorkshire. We really felt we were there. Wonderful captivating. Thank you.

  8. Michele Byford responded on 29 March 2013 at 12:15am Reply

    Absolutely wonderful, what more can I say!!

  9. Just spent another memorable evening at Sheffield Centertainment cinema with Julia Hush,this time we were privileged to see a live relay from Covent Garden of the Royal Ballet's production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,a full length story ballet, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. This is British ballet at it's absolute best. A fantastical, lighthearted, glorious concoction of stunningly executed imaginative choreography. Fabulously conceived storytelling,inspired comedy, costumes,stage sets,special effects and every person on stage was a STAR!! You can tell we just LOVED it!

  10. Caroline Tait responded on 29 March 2013 at 8:37am Reply

    Brillant. Saw the ballet last night at Covent Garden cinema. Congratulations to Sarah Lamb, she was on stage nearly the whole time,I don't know how she remembers all the steps. Zen - magnificent. Not often one sees ballet and comedy at the same time. Loved it. The snake magnificent. This ballet is an ideal substitute for Nutcracker at Christmas.

  11. Catherine Trimby responded on 29 March 2013 at 9:53am Reply

    Tremendous production. Magical. Fantastical. Exhausting!

  12. Christine Talbot responded on 29 March 2013 at 6:41pm Reply

    Saw Alice screened live at Didcot Cineworld. Fabulous production, full of colour and action. Wonderful costumes and brilliant dancers. What a wonderful evening!

  13. JULIET DIAMOND responded on 30 March 2013 at 1:50pm Reply

    Every detail was perfect, from the music to dormouse. It was a joy to watch and to listen to and the creative ideas in all the different aspects were marvellous. My husband and I took two guests, who were of the same opinion. Congratulations to the lot.

  14. Rose Abrahamson responded on 31 March 2013 at 12:15pm Reply

    A fresh and inspired approach and a superb display of artistic talent make this production an enchanting glance back into the magic of our childhood. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

  15. Daniele responded on 7 April 2013 at 8:18pm Reply

    Du Canada , magnifique !!! J adore !!!

  16. There was a glitch at the theatre, so only got to see the first two acts, however I have to say that the filming of Alice was too TV-like, too much zooming in on faces and in particular the whole waltz section was ruined by the way it was filmed, none of the patterning was visible and I felt like I was watching Coronation Street. Please, please, please tell the film director that the reason we are watching the live broadcast is to get the sense of being in the theatre. Stop choosing for me what I want to look at. Wonderful dancers however, and some really clever sets.

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 8 April 2013 at 11:19am

      Hi Nicola,

      Sorry to hear you experienced issues at the theatre and thanks for the feedback. Which cinema were you watching at? We're looking into the technical issues.


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