London has a lot to offer to its tourists by way of its landmarks, historical monuments, parks, gardens, palaces, restaurants, cultural places such as theatres, museums and art galleries and a plethora of other tourist attractions. However, if you are interested in seeing a riot of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography the best time to be in London is between 15 March 2013 and 13 April 2013 when Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be performed at the Royal Opera House. It is the Royal ballet’s first full-length work since 1995 and it has already been acclaimed as a masterpiece, classic theatrical performance.
The musical compositions by Joby Talbot are simply superb as they combine sweeping melodies which remind audiences of ballet scores of the 19th century blended with contemporary effects. The wildly imaginative sets and costumes have been designed by Bob Crowley and they succeed in bringing Wonderland to life by laying a heavy emphasis on puppetry, projections and masks.
The theatrical performance is replete with extraordinary characters down the rabbit hole such as the highly-strung Queen of Hearts who performs the famous Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty in a hilarious way, playing cards that appear to be dancing, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, all of whom Alice encounters during her adventures.
At the end of Act II, Alice and the Knave of Hearts perform a dance which is a tender pas de deux in a love narrative. However, the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story have been maintained in the ballet in the form of a nightmarish kitchen and eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat.
The ballet has been produced by The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and it has been choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.
If you have been planning to come to London and are interested in such theatrical performances, you can take advantage of some special offers from some hotels which will include the theater tickets, restaurant deals and the chance to take part in some competitions. You will be able to enjoy a wonderful performance while staying in a luxurious accommodation.