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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland performed by the Royal Ballet

Zenaida Yanowsky as the Queen of Hearts

Zenaida Yanowsky as the Queen of Hearts

Artists of The Royal Ballet. Photos: Johan PerssoArtists of The Royal Ballet. Photos: Johan Persso

The Royal Ballet’s production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, an adaptation of Lewis Caroll’s story, will be screened at the Eden Cinemas today at 8.15pm.

A feast for the senses, Wheeldon’s ballet brings the famous story to life with a menagerie of colours, characters and compelling choreography, accompanied by Joby Talbot’s lively score.

The much-loved story has been reimagined with quirky designs by Bob Crowley as Alice falls through a rabbit hole into Wonderland, crosses a lake of tears, plays croquet with flamingos and attends a deranged tea party.

Alice, interpreted by British principal Lauren Cuthbertson, is joined by a host of familiar characters, including the jittery White Rabbit, the eccentric, tap-dancing Mad Hatter, the enigmatic Caterpillar and the ferocious Queen of Hearts.

Drawing upon a wealth of theatrical effects, including projection and puppetry, Crowley has created a world of enchantment from the grinning Cheshire Cat to the sinuous Caterpillar with his 16 legs of ballet dancers en pointe.

Steven McRae as The Mad HatterSteven McRae as The Mad Hatter

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be screened at the Eden Cinemas, St Julian’s, today at 8.15pm. Tickets may be purchased from the box office or online at www.edencinemas.com.mt.

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