• May 2021
  • Wexford, Dublin

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.

SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

“brilliant in every surreal detail” - The Guardian
“the brilliant Claudia Boyle as Alice, who seemed to possess limitless stamina and who took every extreme vocal demand in her stride” - Opera magazine
“Antony McDonald’s production and designs are candy for the eyes” - Opera magazine

A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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Cast and Creative Team

Cast

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

Creative Team

André de Ridder Conductor
Antony McDonald Director
Antony McDonald Set & Costume Designer
Fabiana Piccioli Lighting Designer
Daniella Urbas Revival Director
Irish Chamber Orchestra

Videos

Alice's Adventures Underground | Interview