07:30 pm | Nationaltheater


Christopher Wheeldon




Choreography Christopher Wheeldon. Music Joby Talbot. Libretto by Nicholas Wright.

ballet in three acts (2011)

Co-production with the National Ballet of Canada at the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

recommended from 8 years old
Van Cleef & Arpels

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.

Joby Talbot's music combines contemporary soundscapes with melodies reminiscent of 19th century classical ballet, funny, fast and very danceable. Bob Crowley's hilariously imaginative stage worlds, costumes, puppets and projections bring the notion of Wonderland to a wonderful reality. As in the literary original, the dancing Alice embarks on a journey through a wondrous dream world with a tea party, Cheshire cat and white rabbit, queen and jack of hearts, dancing playing cards, a nightmarish kitchen and of course the mad hatter. With around 150 roles to be cast, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland requires the entire ensemble of the Bayerisches Staatsballett as well as the members of the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich and the students of the Ballet Academy of the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts.


  • Ensemble of the Bayerisches Staatsballett
  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester