'Alice' announced as part of The Australian Ballet's 2017 season

The Australian Ballet has announced its 2017 season, which includes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland's southern hemisphere debut. The company will perform the work in 21 shows at Melbourne's Arts Centre, from 12-30 September, and 20 shows at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, from 5-22 December 2017, with the score performed by Orchestra Victoria and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in each location respectively.

For more information, visit the Australian Ballet website.

Alice goes to Sweden

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Christopher Wheeldon's 2011 ballet adaptation of the classic tale with an original score by Joby, will have its first performance by a house other than its two originating companies — The Royal Ballet and National Ballet of Canada — when it premieres with the Royal Swedish Ballet on 6 May 2016, for 12 performances throughout the month. The company is launching the production in partnership with the Royal Danish Ballet. For performance dates and more information, visit the Royal Swedish Opera website.

The Winter's Tale returns to The Royal Ballet

The Winter's Tale, Christopher Wheeldon's 2014 full-length adaptation of Shakespeare's play with an original score by Joby, will return to The Royal Ballet from 12 April 2016. This revival by the originating company follows the work's highly successful North American premiere with co-commissioners the National Ballet of Canada in November 2015.

Joby's score includes an onstage band composed of instruments from a variety of global folk traditions, creating a sound that is both new and timeless. First cast features Lauren Cuthbertson as Hermione, Ed Watson as Leontes, Federico Bonelli as Polixenes, Zenaida Yanowsky as Paulina, Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel. For more production information, to view performance dates and purchase tickets, visit the Royal Opera House website.