Monday 23 October, 7.15
Tickets can be booked here, with the option of choosing seats from a seating plan.
There will shortly be
of tickets on sale (without booking charges) for this event at Macclesfield
Visitor Information Centre (01625 378123).
Tickets will be available on the door, subject to demand:
enquiries as to demand may be made at the cinema or by calling 07871
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lwis Carroll s much-loved book.
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?
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour,
stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of
the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.
Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty s famous Rose Adage – to a playing- card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar
and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter.
But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail.
The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS