Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Opera Collective Ireland presents the Irish premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, an opera for all the family based on Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s book to Kilkenny, Navan, Limerick and Dún Laoghaire Co Dublin.
Composed by Will Todd with a libretto by Maggie Gottlieb, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opened to rave reviews at its Opera Holland Park premiere in 2013 and has since sold out to audiences around the world.
Directed by Caroline Chaney with set and costume designs by Leslie Travers, Opera Collective Ireland’s touring production features the Irish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Stephen Barlow and a vibrant young Irish cast including Jessica Hackett (Alice), Anna Brady (Alice’s Mother/ Mad Hatter), Rory Musgrave (White Rabbit), Christopher Bowen (Alice’s Father/ Queen of Hearts), Malachy Frame (White Knight/March Hare), Kelli-Ann Masterson (Bottle/Duchess) and Fionn Ó hAlmhain (Caterpillar)
11-year-old Alice is jolted out of her daydreams when she meets a talking Rabbit who insists she follow him to a mysterious Wonderland… In this fantastical place Alice comes across a number of peculiar characters, including a relaxed caterpillar, a happy cat, a depressive hare, a white knight, a romantic duchess, a mad hatter and a sleepy dormouse, and learns that all is not well in Wonderland…
From the familiar characters, blues-inspired music and comic texts, Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be enjoyed by audiences young and not-so-young.
Opera Collective Ireland gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – A Family Opera by Will Todd and Maggie Gottlieb was commissioned and originally produced by Opera Holland Park.
Dates Times and Venues:
Opera Collective Ireland will tour Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Commissioned and originally produced by Opera Holland Park. Original Director Martin Duncan. Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Fri 1st April: €20/€18
Tel: 056 7761674
Sun 3rd April, 6.30pm
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Cost: €18 (full), €16 (concession), family of 4 €55 (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)
Tel: 046 909 2300
Wed 6th April 6.30pm
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
Cost: €20/€18 (concession), €60 Family of 4
Fri 8th and Sat 9th April 7.30pm
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Cost: €10 Child / €15 Adult / €40 Family of 4
Tel:01 231 2929