ZooNation’s fun and thought-provoking take on Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland characters is reimagined for the unique space of the Roundhouse.
Young psychotherapist Ernest has a PhD in normalization, but he has his work cut out for him. At his new job in the Institute for Extremely Normal Behaviour, his patients all seem to be a long way from being ‘normal’. There’s Alice, who doesn’t know what size her body should be. The White Rabbit’s OCD means he’s always late. And the Queen of Hearts seems to have a serious problem controlling her anger.
Artistic Director, Kate Prince, works with musical collaborators Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, using their exuberant and accessible style to explore Lewis Carroll’s original story in 21st century way.
‘Fizzing with the go-getting energy of street dance and showbiz’
‘The show’s sweetness and energy are irresistible’
‘This is a show you’d be mad to miss’
‘Breathtaking … Get your ass down there’
POST SHOW CONVERSATIONS
Ticket holders can stick around after the show for a post-show talk…
MEET THE CREATIVES – 10 January
Hear about the making of the show from the director, Kate Prince, musical collaborators Josh Cohen and DJ Walde and members of the cast. Chaired by Marcus Davey, Roundhouse Chief Executive and Artistic Director
TIME TO CHANGE – 17 January
The director of the show, Kate Prince is joined by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, to discuss perceptions of mental illness and how much we have moved on from the days of Lewis Carroll. Chaired by Kevin O’Hare, Director, The Royal Ballet.
*Fees are £1.95 per transaction
This performance can be enjoyed by all ages. However, please be aware that the show explores perceptions of mental illness which may not be fully understood by younger audiences and may require some parental/guardian guidance. Below are some links to help you prepare.
A background to the show in Royal Opera House’s Dance Essentials
Kate Prince, Founder and Creative Director of ZooNation talks on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row
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We’d like to thank Time to Change for their support
Doors to the venue open at an hour before the show. Please arrive early to collect your tickets and find your seats.
Latecomers: Don’t be late for this very important date. But if you are through no fault of your own please be aware we will have to wait for a suitable moment to seat you.
Show running time: Approximately 2hrs 40mins including an interval
If you can’t find seats on your chosen date, you can also book tickets through the Royal Opera House.
The performance at 2.30pm on Saturday 14 January will be BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted. To take advantage of this service, please click here and select seats in the Stalls marked ‘BSL’.
A schools matinee will be taking place at 2.30PM on Thursday 12 January. Please call 0300 6789 222 and select option 1, then option 2 for further details.
Child Discount of 25% available for children aged 15 and under.
Family Discount: £30 off 4 full price tickets for parties of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Education discount: 10% off full price tickets for groups of 10 or more from educational establishments (limited availability). Please call 0300 6789 222 and select option 1, then option 2 for further details.
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