White rabbits, tea parties, royal megalomaniacs — outside Lewis Carroll's gloriously twisted imagination, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is meant for the stage. And next year, you'll be able to see this dark, surreal and twisted tale as a ballet.
After sold out seasons in Melbourne and Sydney in 2017, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is heading to Brisbane in early 2019. Spearheaded by legendary choreographer Christoper Wheeldon and scored by Joby Talbot, Alice will be brought to life by the Australian Ballet in what they're calling "magnificent detail". Think Broadway-level.
Designer Bob Crowley will throw as many immersive digital projections, wigs and masks, puppets and intricate costumes as he can at this one. Throughout the performance, you'll meet a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a fiery Queen of Hearts and a nervous White Rabbit.
In this month's Helpmann Awards, the production took home two gongs: Best Ballet and Best Female Dancer in a Ballet, Dance of Physical Theatre Production, which went to the show's principal artist Ako Kondo who plays Alice.
Tickets go on sale at 11am Friday, July 20.