Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

A family opera by Will Todd

<Back to 2017 Season

13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27*, 28, 29 July 2017 at 4.00pm


Sung in English

First performed on Yucca Lawn, Opera Holland Park, July 2013

Libretto by Maggie Gottlieb


Ticket Prices
£15 Adults
£5 Children
General Admission



* Relaxed performance – only available to book by telephone or in person.


After four brilliant years,  more than 50 performances since its premiere in 2013 and following the hugely successful sell-out run at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to the magical gardens of the Yucca Lawn in Holland Park in 2017.

11-year-old Alice is jolted out of her bored daydreams in the school holidays 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: a mysterious (and very cross) Queen of Hearts seems distressingly keen to chop off everyone’s heads…


“Beg, borrow or steal a ticket for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland this summer – show is FANTASTIC, pure life-affirming joy.” – Suzy Klein, BBC Radio 3 

“For children, and Alice is after all, a children’s book – you are best off heading to Opera Holland Park.”The Times 


Click here to visit the official Alice website

Cast and Creatives

Composer Will Todd
Librettist Maggie Gottlieb 
Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren
Director Martin Duncan
Designer Leslie Travers
Choreographer Adam Scown
Alice Fflur Wyn/Rosanne Havel
Rabbit James Cleverton 
Queen of Hearts/Dad Rob Burt/Edward Hughes
Mum/Mad Hatter Victoria Simmonds/Rosie Middleton
Cheshire Cat Magid El-Bushra/Feargal Mostyn-Williams
Caterpillar Keel Watson
March Hare/White Knight John Lofthouse
Duchess/Bottle Fleur de Bray
Brats/Tweedles Alys Roberts, Samantha Price
Dormouse/Humpty Dumpty Joanna Marie Skillett
Victorians Laura Monaghan, Ellie Edmonds, Michael Bradley, Henry Grant Kerswell, Maciek O’Shea


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland