Federico Bonelli as the Knave of Hearts and Lauren Cuthbertson as Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2017)

22 December 202021 January 2021
Online only
Ballet and dance

Streaming: Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 7pm GMT, broadcast online as part of the Royal Opera House's #OurHouseToYourHouse series. Available to watch until 21 January 2021.

Christopher Wheeldon’s lively Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland transports audiences to the riotous world of Lewis Carroll’s characters, including a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a comically wicked Queen of Hearts. Bob Crowley’s ingenious mixture of traditional and innovative stagecraft together with the pace and colour of Joby Talbot’s score make Alice a gloriously vibrant experience. Packed with clever choreography – from the memorable croquet scene, complete with flamingos and hedgehogs, to a parody of the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty – this is enchanting family entertainment at its best.

This recording of Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland performed by The Royal Ballet was originally scheduled to be streamed from 1 January 2021, but it has been brought forward to 22 December, in place of the cancelled stream ofThe Nutcracker. Because of this change, we will only be able to offer on-demand access to the recording from 22 December 2020 until 21 January 2021.

Due to the cancelled stream of The Nutcracker Reworked, this recording of Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will now be available to stream from 22 December 2020 instead of from 1 January 2021 as originally advertised. Streaming will still be available for 30 days from 22 December until 21 January.

Production supported by


Generous philanthropic support from

Julia and Hans Rausing

The 2020/21 Ballet Season is generously supported by Aud Jebsen

Streaming generously supported by The Foyle Foundation.

A co-production between

The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada


At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…

As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts.­ Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?


ConductorKoen Kessels

AliceLauren Cuthbertson

Jack/The Knave of HeartsFederico Bonelli

Lewis Carroll/The White RabbitJames Hay

Mother/The Queen of HeartsLaura Morera

Magician/The Mad HatterSteven McRae

Concert MasterAnia Safonova

OrchestraOrchestra of the Royal Opera House


ChoreographyChristopher Wheeldon

MusicJoby Talbot

OrchestrationJoby Talbot and Christopher Austin

DesignerBob Crowley

ScenarioNicholas Wright

Lighting designerNatasha Katz

Projection designerJon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington

Original sound designerAndrew Bruce


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