• November 2021
  • Film Premiere

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Fun, furious, frantic, and utterly fantastic!

The surreal world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice, both in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is given an extra twist in Gerald Barry’s operatic treatment. At less than an hour for the whole opera, this short, sharp shot of mayhem is ideal as a family treat. Meet a kaleidoscope of colourful characters in this joyful, headlong rush into a world gone deliciously mad.

FILM BASED ON THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION OF THE SAME TITLE, A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN AND IRISH NATIONAL OPERA

AVAILABLE TO BUY ON DEMAND FROM 5 NOVEMBER - 4 DECEMBER. YOUT TICKET GIVES YOU ACCESS TO VIEW THE FILM FOR 7 DAYS.

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA SIGNUM RECORDS FROM FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER

SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Alice's Adventures Under Ground In Focus, a free online introduction to the opera with Andrew Gavin takes place on 15 November. Booking information to be announced.

#INOALICE

“brilliant in every surreal detail” - The Guardian
“how does Claudia Boyle’s Alice manage to hit so many top Cs? apparently there are 98” - The Stage
“Antony McDonald’s production and designs are candy for the eyes” - Opera magazine

FILMED AT NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE, WEXFORD

AUDIO RECORDED AT UNIVERSITY CONCERT HALL, LIMERICK

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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Cast and Creative Team

Cast

Alice Claudia Boyle
Red Queen/The Queen of Hearts/Duchess/Mock Turtle/Passenger 1/Oyster 1 Clare Presland
White Queen/Dormouse/Tiger Lily/Mock Turtle, Cook/Passenger 2/Oyster 2 Hilary Summers
White King/White Rabbit/Mad Hatter/ Tweedledum/Frog Footman/Fawn/Bottle 1/Cake 2/Baby 1/ Passenger 3/Daisy 1 Gavan Ring
March Hare/ Tweedledee/Fish Footman/Guard/Messenger/Bottle 2/Cake 1/Baby 2/Passenger 4/Daisy 2 Peter Tantsits
White Knight/Cheshire Cat/Soldier/Bottle 3, Cake 3/Baby 3/Oyster 3/Passenger 5/Daisy 3 Stephen Richardson
Humpty Dumpty/King of Hearts/Red Knight/Bottle 4/Cake 4/Baby 4/Oyster 4/Passenger 6/Daisy 4 Alan Ewing
Dancers Stephanie Dufresne, Niamh O'Flannagain, Nathan Cornwell

Creative Team

Conductor André de Ridder
Director & Designer Antony McDonald
Lighting Designer Fabiana Piccioli
Associate Director Daniella Urbas
Associate Lighting Designer Neill Brinkworth
Associate Video Designer Alexander Gunnarsson
Movement Director Lucy Burge
Assistant Conductor Elaine Kelly
Répétiteur Richard McGrath
Director for Film Hugh O'Conor
Cinematographer & Editor Hugh Chaloner
Audio Production Ergodos
Irish Chamber Orchestra

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