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Ashley Page (2011)

Scottish Ballet and the creative team behind Cinderella and The Nutcracker present Alice, an extraordinary adventure into the depths of imagination. 

After tumbling through a camera lens, Alice finds herself in a strange dreamlike place. Drifting through episodes from Lewis Carroll's treasured stories, she meets a series of fantastical characters, who each impatiently try to teach her something, and guided by Carroll himself, she has to rely on her wits to find her way out.

Featuring choreography by Artistic Director Ashley Page, otherworldly designs from Antony McDonald and a specially commissioned musical score by Robert Moran, this is an unforgettable take on the most curious of tales.  

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Choreography: Ashley Page
Music: Robert Moran
Design: Antony McDonald

















What the Press Said

"A tremendously inventive and superbly danced production - 4*"
The Herald

"The perfect non-birthday treat for any dance lovers with surrealist leanings and a love of Lewis Carroll - 5*"
Edinburgh Evening News 

"Witty and colourful."
The Sunday Times

"The performances of Scottish Ballet's dancers are models of dedication - take special bows Martina Forioso's Queen of Hearts, Tomomi Sato's White Rabbit and Amy Hadley's Dormouse."
Daily Telegraph

"An eye-popping update - truly enchanting."
News of the World

"Engaging and entertaining."
The Stage

"An entertainingly inventive Alice."
The Guardian

"Subtle sorcery - 4*"
Daily Express

"Wonderfully eccentric."

"Genuinely moving - 4*"
The Herald

"Robert Moran's commissioned score is impressive and is played with verve by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra under Richard Honner."
Financial Times

"Moments of great tenderness"
The Sunday Times

"Clever characterisation and ravishing costumes."
The Stage

"A spellbinding tribute to a creative and imaginative tale."
Gutter Magazine


Alice tour April-May 2011

Theatre Royal Glasgow
Tues 12 – Sat 16 April
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Wed 20 – Sat 23 April
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Wed 27 – Sat 30 April
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wed 4 – Sat 7 May
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Wed 11 – Sat 14 May

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