Royal Opera presents Alice at Lakeside

The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be broadcast live from the iconic Covent Garden stage into cinemas across Essex as part of a worldwide screening on Thursday 28 March for the first time ever

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is performed at Covent Garden for the third time in as many years, cementing it firmly in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. The first new full length ballet to be performed by the Company since 1995, it is a brilliantly imagined show with a magical score, ingeniously inventive designs and a wealth of theatrical effects.

Christopher Wheeldon’s spectacular production contains a menagerie of colourful characters including an anxious White Rabbit, a terrifyingly intimidating Red Queen, a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a diabolical Duchess. Set to Joby Talbot’s lively and evocative score, the audience are taken on Alice’s (danced by Royal Ballet Principal dancer Sarah Lamb), bizarre journey through Wonderland, as she sails across a lake of tears, attends a deranged tea party and watches a croquet game played with flamingos and hedgehogs. Sarah Lamb has previously danced the roles of Cinderella, Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
Bob Crowley’s quirkily inventive designs, including the famously grinning Cheshire Cat and an exotic Caterpillar draw on puppetry and projections to bring to life the colourful world waiting at the bottom of the rabbit hole.

Cinema audiences will be treated to a fantastical world full of colour, comedy, quirkiness and theatrical verve. This is an assault on the senses and the live screening worldwide allows the widest audience yet to enjoy the spectacle of this brilliantly realised ballet.

For full details of all cinema screenings please visit
Venues in Essex:
Odeon Cinema: Chelmsford
Odeon Cinema: Southend
Empire: Basildon
Cineworld: Braintree
Vue Thurrock: Lakeside Shopping Centre

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