Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Opera House presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at The Welfare Ystradgynlais, SwanseaThe Royal Opera House
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Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis 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.

Tickets: Adults £13, Concessions £11, Children £10

Royal Opera House presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Swansea


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Sgrinio Encore

Dilynwch Alice i lawr y twll y cwningen yn y bale hwyliog yma gan Christopher Wheeldon, sydd wedi ei ysbrydoli gan lyfr hynod boblogaidd Lewis Carroll.

Mewn parti gardd ar brynhawn heulog, mae Alice yn synnu i weld ffrind ei rhieni, Lewis Carroll, yn trawsnewid yn gwningen wen. Pan mae’n ei ddilyn i lawr i dwll cwningen, mae’r digwyddiadau yn troi yn rhyfeddach fyth…

Mae Alice yn dod ar draws criw rhyfeddol o gymeriadau y byddwch chi’n ei hadnabod yn syth – o Frenhines y Calonnau sy’n hawdd ei chyffroi, i lu o ddawnswyr bale yn chwarae cardiau, lindys sy’n ystwyth iawn ei gorff a’r Mad Hatter sy’n dawnsio tap.

Tocynnau: Oedolion £13, Gostyngiadau £11, Plant £10

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