Critics Round-Up: An ‘imaginatively crafted delight’ or a ‘thin ballet’? Royal Ballet’s Alice

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We know that the Royal Ballet’s dancers are exceptional, we’ve seen that the designs and lighting are magical, but the jury is still out on whether Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland satisfies as a theatrical piece. Clement Crisp’s final paragraph from his Financial Times review of the current run was, But for all the unflagging energies, physical and […]

First reviews are out of Wheeldon’s Alice at the Royal Ballet


Neil Norman for The Daily Express has no doubt: I predict that Christopher Wheeldon’s triumphant production of Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic will become the must-see ballet for children and adults alike. As a full-length narrative ballet – the first commissioned by the Royal Ballet in sixteen years – it is a cogent and immensely entertaining […]

The Royal Ballet’s “Alice” isn’t the only version in the pipeline – the new musical ‘Wonderland’ starts Broadway previews next month


No, that’s not the Red Queen in Wonderland, the new musical version of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland opening at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre on April 17. That’s actually the Mad Hatter, played by former Miss America Kate Shindle (who’s starred on stage in in Legally Blonde and Cabaret). “One of my first questions to […]