facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11
Are you missing theatre as much as we are? Support us now with Theatre Tokens and see your favourite shows when they reopen.

Alice falls down the rabbit hole at the Royal Opera House

Published 11 March 2010

The Royal Ballet has commissioned its first full length ballet in 15 years with Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland set to receive its world premiere at the Royal Opera House in February 2011.

Choreographed by world renowned Christopher Wheeldon and co-produced by the National Ballet of Canada, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland has a scenario by playwright Nicholas Wright and designs by Bob Crowley. Based on Lewis Carroll’s surreal novel, it tells the story of a young girl, who falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a world full of weird and wonderful characters.

The 2010/11 Royal Ballet season also includes three other world premieres. First to take to the grand Royal Opera House stage in October 2010 will be a new piece by Kim Brandstrup. The choreographer will be following his previous successes Rushes – Fragments Of A Lost Story and the Goldberg Project, his collaboration with Tamara Rojo.

On 13 May 2011 Wayne McGregor’s follow-up to 2009’s award-winning Limen will open. The piece will be performed alongside Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse À Grande Vitesse and Balanchine’s Ballo Della Regina.

The final new work will be staged in the Linbury Studio in June 2011, with Royal Opera House Associate Artist Aletta Collins choreographing a unique production of Jean Cocteau’s 1932 play Duet For One, featuring a dancer, actor and a new score by composer and singer Scott Walker. The piece will be performed alongside Poulenc’s opera La Voix Humaine which makes its Royal Opera House debut.

Other highlights in the new season include John Cranko’s version of Pushkin’s Onegin which opens on 30 September, Frederick Ashton’s versions of Sylvia – which reprises Christopher Newton’s Laurence Olivier Award nominated version and opens on 3 November – and Cinderella which will run from 20 November and again from 4 April 2011.

Moving into 2011, Peter Wright’s Giselle will open on 11 January, followed by Anthony McDowell’s Swan Lake on 22 January and Kenneth MacMillan’s famous creation of Manon on 21 April.

As always, the Royal Ballet new season also includes a variety of mixed programmes which include works from world renowned choreographers including Ashton, Balanchine, MacMillan and Matthew Hart.

In the smaller Linbury Studio, highlights include the reprisal of the popular children’s show Faeries, and the return of Ballet Black, Cassa Pancho with a new work by contemporary choreographers which will premiere in February 2011.



Sign up

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.