#AliceinTwitterland: Live tweeting from the World Premiere

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!

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With many thanks to the Royal Opera House & to our lovely Twitter friend @sarahp119 for penning the brilliant  #AliceinTwitterland hashtag.

We started The Ballet Bag in April 2009 with the mission to prove that ballet is not stuffy, old fashioned and inaccessible; that it is quite the opposite: relevant, fresh and topical. With the aim to Give Ballet a New Spin we try to show it under a different light. When writing our capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, we cross it over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music – ie. other things we love!).


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  • March 18, 2011


    Many thanks for your comments. Watch this space re. revival… rumor is it that Alice will be back very soon indeed!

  • March 6, 2011


    Congratulations! An excellent job. I’m also a bit jealous – you must have had a great time. Thanks for sharing it with us. Now the problem is, when can I actually get to see the production! It will have to be next year’s revival (there will be one, I’m assuming…)



  • March 2, 2011

    La Darina

    Thank you for the scoop – what fun it must have been!

  • March 2, 2011


    Some more gala scoops and lots of photos in our guest blog for the ROH – > http://blog.roh.org.uk/?p=2147

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