Lauren Cutbertson in Alice's Adventures of Wonderland. Photo: Jason Bell / ROH ©
This evening we had the honour of taking over the @RoyalOperaHouse feed as their first ever Twitter guests.
Early bird reviews for Wheeldon’s Alice in Wonderland are already starting to pop up (read the Indy’s here & Guardian’s here) while over here we have red carpet and backstage goodies from tonight’s gala coming up. As we work on the material we leave you with a recap of our tweet stream. After all, no doubt we are tweeting for posterity.
Make sure to check all the backstage twitpic links below and stay tuned to the live hashtag #AliceinTwitterland where you can follow all the buzz about this colourful & fun new ballet at the Royal Opera House.
More Alice in Wonderland blogging soon, we promise!
We're almost at the ROH & hoping to get some backstage treats for you, stay tuned! TBB
@ glad to hear you're enjoying!
@ thank u, glad u noticed the White rabbit ; )
Nice choice of look! RT @ @ I'm going for the Red Queen look, with a twist!!!”
... Come we shall have some fun now!!
@ more after interval we promise!!
1st interval & audience is loving it! Lots of applause & cheering for this sparkling production tour de force for Alice!
...Alice begins w/a tea party & lots of quirky guests, each turns into the characters we know - we esp love Eric's Rajah/Catterpillar!
If u are here we'd love to know your thoughts!
& it's a wrap! V. enthusiastic audience here & flower throw 4Wheeldon & @ who danced Alice superbly!
If u know SleepingBeauty be prepared to laugh as the Queen of Hearts steals the show w/ her own "off w their heads" version of rose adagio
The balletomanes in the audience were LOL'ing at Wheeldon's clever inside jokes, some references to De Valois's Checkmate as well?
We're not going to spoil the end but it's clever & warmhearted + Loved chaos in court in act 2 & lovely final PD2 4 Alice & Knave of Hearts
Who was your favourite tea-party guest?
For everyone who's asked, Alice *will* be coming to a screen near you very soon. Stand by for announcements!
Not tea-party guests but we loved the flamingos! They were everywhere!
Overheard - praise 4 McRae's "tapping Mad Hatter", "genius use of media" (rabbit hole), Zen's Queen + sparkling Lauren
With many thanks to the Royal Opera House & to our lovely Twitter friend @sarahp119 for penning the brilliant #AliceinTwitterland hashtag.