STILETTO – a high pointed HEEL on a woman’s shoe or a small dagger.
WHEELS – a medieval instrument of torture or a vehicle for personal mobility.
Saw an absolutely fantastic new production of Alice in Wonderland, performed by the Royal Ballet (RB) at the Royal Opera House (ROH).
Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, it was the first full-length ballet commissioned by the RB for years and they have clearly thrown money at it to great effect.
Bob Crowley’s set and costume design, the use of multi-media, the music and the performances were all fabulous, exquisite and great fun and the production moves at a cracking pace. I laughed, gasped, adored the Cheshire cat, the flamingos and the playing card costumes and am sure every little girl would wanna-be Alice.
Suppose I should say that I am not a classical ballet fan – some purists have moaned about the big production musicality and the lack of ‘pure’ dance – but I don’t give a toss about those things and this was right up my street – modern, pacy, full of fabulousness.
They’re bringing it back soon, so go if you love dance. I paid just £37.50 in total for my wheelchair space plus companion in the stalls circle – a bargain! If you can’t go, it is being televised apparently, look out for it.