#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!

#aliceintwitterland who's curiouser & curiouser? We're @theballetbag guest tweeting 4ROH but first, homework -> http://twitpic.com/44pqve
@RoyalOperaHouse
Royal Opera House
#aliceintwitterland essentials in the bag! What are yr sartorial choices 2nite?Tweet us what you're wearing! http://twitpic.com/44r4kr
@RoyalOperaHouse
Royal Opera House
We're almost at the ROH & hoping to get some #aliceintwitterland backstage treats for you, stay tuned! TBB
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#aliceintwitterland bumped into fab Ed Watson who plays Lewis Carroll he says expect lots of costume changes! http://twitpic.com/44rlc3
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@hltn thank u, glad u noticed the White rabbit ; )
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#aliceintwitterland what's the use of tweeting w/o twitpics? Here's our Mad Hatter directly from make up room! http://twitpic.com/44rvup
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Royal Opera House
#aliceintwitterland Nice choice of look! RT @JulietAshdown @RoyalOperaHouse I'm going for the Red Queen look, with a twist!!!”
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Spotted our 1st celeb here at the #aliceintwitterland gala - @nycballet 's gorgeously glam Maria Kowroski http://twitpic.com/44s5zl
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#aliceintwitterland twinkle twinkle! Curtain about to go up!!! here's the programme /TBB http://twitpic.com/44saez
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1st interval & audience is loving it! Lots of applause & cheering for this sparkling production #aliceintwitterland tour de force for Alice!
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...Alice begins w/a tea party & lots of quirky guests, each turns into the characters we know - we esp love Eric's Rajah/Catterpillar!
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If u are here we'd love to know your thoughts! #aliceintwitterland
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#aliceintwitterland & it's a wrap! V. enthusiastic audience here & flower throw 4Wheeldon & @Londonballerina who danced Alice superbly!
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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
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The balletomanes in the audience were LOL'ing at Wheeldon's clever inside jokes, some references to De Valois's Checkmate as well?
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Royal Opera House
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
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Glad we could help! RT @hltn: Getting my gala on here in the REALLY cheap seats #aliceintwitterland http://yfrog.com/h3cbiegj
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Who was your favourite tea-party guest? #aliceintwitterland
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6 pictures of the Royal Ballet's Alice in Wonderland (cast 2) by Dave Morgan: http://bit.ly/gkwIl7 #ballet #aliceintwitterland
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For everyone who's asked, Alice *will* be coming to a screen near you very soon. Stand by for announcements! #aliceintwitterland
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Royal Opera House
#aliceintwitterland Not tea-party guests but we loved the flamingos! They were everywhere!
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Royal Opera House
#Aliceintwitterland Overheard - praise 4 McRae's "tapping Mad Hatter", "genius use of media" (rabbit hole), Zen's Queen + sparkling Lauren
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Royal Opera House
Hope u had as much fun 2nite as we did, we'll try 2 post more #aliceintwitterland gala pics soon - Xo TBB http://twitpic.com/44uh2x
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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!).

7 Comments

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  • March 18, 2011

    Emilia

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

  • March 6, 2011

    Gramilano

    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…)

    Bravi,

    Gramilano

  • March 2, 2011

    La Darina

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

  • March 2, 2011

    Emilia

    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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