''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'' (2011) is a full-evening story ballet adapted from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland,'' with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and music by Jody Talbot. The ballet was co-produced by the Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada, both of which have staged their own productions. It debuted in the USA in late 2012, when the NBC performed it in Los Angeles; in 2013, the Royal Ballet staged a live cinema performance and later took the ballet to Japan. Opus Arte released ''Alice'' on DVD in 2011.

In the original version, Act I opens with a garden party at the Liddell household, where an adolescent Alice gives one of the young gardeners, Jack, a tart. However, Mrs. Liddell accuses Jack of stealing the tart and fires him, much to Alice's dismay. The party itself includes such local notables as a Rajah, the vicar, the verger, a magician, and Creator/LewisCarroll. When Carroll asks Alice to pose for a photograph, the lighting changes, Carroll's photography bag expands, and Carroll turns into the White Rabbit. Alice falls through the photography bag and winds up in Wonderland. Among other adventures, she encounters Wonderland's version of Jack, the Knave, who is on the run from the Queen of Hearts.

Act II is set at the Court. Besides playing croquet with flamingos and hedgehogs, Alice sees the Knave again. But he is soon arrested and put on trial. Although he and Alice eventually manage to convince almost everyone in the court of his innocence, thanks to ThePowerOfLove, the Queen of Hearts tries to execute him herself. Alice manages to knock over the entire Court before waking up in the twenty-first century, suggesting that this may have been a DreamWithinADream.

The revised 2012 staging breaks the evening into three acts. Act I now incorporates more dancing for Alice and the Knave, and ends right before Alice's encounter with the Cheshire Cat. The DVD preserves the two-act version.
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!!This ballet provides examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: The Duchess to the Caterpillar.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The Mad Hatter's {{Leitmotif}} is a ticking clock, but nothing at all survives of the original "always six o'clock" explanation for the Tea Party. In the TimeStandsStill moment, everybody ''else'' appears to be briefly stuck, but not the Hatter.
* AffectionateParody: A ''lot.''
** The Queen's Jam Tart Adagio parodies the Rose Adagio from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty.''
** There are multiple references to ''Theatre/TheNutcracker,'' including the dance of the flowers that ends Act I (or II, depending on the version). The White Rabbit is also closer to Drosselmeier than to Carroll's original.
** The final arabesque pose in George Balanchine's ''Apollo'' appears in the middle of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
* AllThereInTheManual: The synopsis clarifies where the ballet deviates from the original, especially in the trial sequence (where Alice tries to take the blame on herself).
* AndYouWereThere: All of the Wonderland characters appear as their Victorian equivalents in the garden party prologue.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: The Mad Hatter's contributions to the [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Funny Background Events]] in the courtroom sequence.
* AuthorAvatar: In-universe, Lewis Carroll becomes the White Rabbit.
* AxeCrazy: The Queen of Hearts and the Cook.
** Oddly enough, averted by the Executioner, who is just doing his job.
* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, don't go anywhere near the Queen's jam tarts.
* BetaCouple: The Cook and the Executioner.
* BillingDisplacement: From the promotional materials and Opus Arte's DVD trailer, you'd think that the Mad Hatter was a much bigger role. If this were a musical, he'd qualify as MinorCharacterMajorSong.
* ButtMonkey: The Dormouse.
* TheCastShowOff: The Mad Hatter taps because Wheeldon wanted to take advantage of the original dancer's skill.
* CharacterTic:
** The Dormouse dozes off, even in the middle of a dance step.
** The Caterpillar rubs his chin.
** The White Rabbit scratches his neck or leg.
** The Queen of Hearts makes throat-slashing gestures.
** The Mad Hatter spins his hat.
** The Cook caresses her [[AxeCrazy meat cleaver]].
* CheshireCatGrin
* ClockKing: The White Rabbit.
* CloudCuckooLander: It's Wonderland, so that's the [[PlanetOfHats hat]]. Still, the King of Hearts and the Mad Hatter distinguish themselves by being especially out to lunch.
* CollapsingLair: Thanks to NoOntologicalInertia, the entire castle falls in once the Queen of Hearts is defeated.
* ColorCodedCharacters: The Frog and Fish Footmen, who are indistinguishable otherwise.
* ComingOfAgeStory: The adolescent Alice discovers romantic love.
* CostumePorn: In particular, the Duchess' PimpedOutDress, the Cards' tutus, and the Mad Hatter's embroidered pink-and-green suit.
* CourtroomAntics: And how!
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: The Mad Hatter's eye makeup is a little alarming in this respect.
** The Cook has an even worse case.
* CrossCastRole: The Duchess is intended for a male actor.
** The NBC used a female dancer for the Dormouse in both of its runs, as did the Royal Ballet in one cast of the 2013 production.
* DisneyVillainDeath: The Queen of Hearts.
* DistantFinale: Alice wakes up in the twenty-first century, along with her boyfriend Jack. There's also a familiar-looking man taking photographs.
* DistressedDude: The Knave of Hearts.
* TheDogBitesBack: When the RubeGoldbergMachine fails to work on the Queen of Hearts, it's left to [[spoiler: the much-abused King of Hearts]] to shove her off the dais.
* DownTheRabbitHole: In the original version, the White Rabbit pulls Alice down Carroll's photographer's bag; in the revised version, it's a jelly mold.
* TheDragAlong: The Dormouse, often literally.
* DreamWithinADream: So the DistantFinale suggests, although Alice can't help wondering if she recognizes that photographer.
* DullSurprise: Played for comedy with the King of Hearts, who obviously finds his wife's antics exhausting.
* EveryoneOwnsAMac: The photographer in the DistantFinale uses an iPhone.
* EvilRedhead: The Queen of Hearts, whose blazing red hair matches her tutu.
* FollowTheWhiteRabbit
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Unlike the classic story ballets, where the corps and mime characters sit quietly watching the other dancers go through their variations, there's a lot of comical action taking place in the background during the courtroom sequence. The King, the Mad Hatter, and the Cook are most notable in this regard, although the Queen's reactions to the testimony are also very funny.
* GiantFood: The Mad Tea Party includes an oversized Victoria sponge cake (doubling as a trampoline) and two huge cupcakes. The revised version also has a gigantic jelly mold that appears during the garden party prologue.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* {{Gorn}}: "Pig and Pepper," especially in the original version. It's the ballet's only real example of {{Grimmification}}.
* GroinAttack: The Queen of Hearts does this to one of the Cards at the end of the Jam Tart Adagio.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Live-action version. The White Rabbit has a shirt, waistcoat, and formal jacket with tails, but no pants (aside from the ballet tights, anyway).
** Averted with the other principal animals, who are all fully dressed. [[WalkingShirtlessScene Except the Caterpillar]].
* HeWentThatWay: To throw the Queen off at one point during the chase sequence.
* HenpeckedHusband: The King of Hearts, who is even pecked by a flamingo at one point.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: The Mad Hatter and the March Hare are very demonstrative with each other, quite sweetly so in the final act.
* HopeSpot: After the ''pas de deux'' for Alice and the Knave during the trial, everyone is converted to their side. They're safe, right? Time to bring on the AxeCrazy.
* HotBloodedSideburns: The March Hare and his Victorian counterpart, the Vicar.
* HotPotato: In the three-act version, several witnesses do this with the jam tart tray during the courtroom sequence.
* {{Improv}}: The [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Funny Background Events]] in the courtroom sequence are mostly this.
** Steven [=McRae=], the original Mad Hatter, mentioned in an interview that he changes the tap steps slightly each time.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan
* LadyInRed: The Queen of Hearts, as you'd expect.
* LighterAndSofter: According to WordOfGod. Even the creepier characters, like the Duchess and the Mad Hatter, have warmed up by the end of the ballet.
* {{Lilliputians}}: The Wonderlanders. You can get a sense of scale by taking a close look at the crown of the Mad Hatter's top hat, which is made from a thread bobbin.
* LittleBitBeastly / PettingZooPeople: The Wonderland animals, with the White Rabbit, Dormouse, and March Hare at the LBB end and the Caucus Race animals more PZP.
** Averted by the Caterpillar, who looks completely human, aside from a brief glimpse of his "legs" at the very end of his scene.
** Also averted by the Cheshire Cat, but to the opposite extreme; he's completely animal.
* TheMadHatter
* MagicMushroom
* MonkeyMoralityPose: The female Cards do this while the Knave is being dragged off to imprisonment.
* MrFanservice: The Caterpillar. In-universe, too, given how the Queen and the characters in the witness box react.
* NervousWreck: The White Rabbit, of course.
* [[NoIndoorVoice No Indoor Taps]]: If the King of Hearts' response to the Mad Hatter's tap-danced testimony is any indication.
** Of course, it's a ballet, so [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall nobody else is making any sound]]...
* OffWithHisHead: That being said, as in the novel, it's not clear that anybody actually loses their head--in fact, the Card slated for execution during the Jam Tart Adagio shows up again for the trial.
* OhCrap: One of the Cards has this reaction once he realizes that he was supposed to give the tart to the Queen, not eat it himself...
* OnlySaneMan: Alice, the Knave, and the White Rabbit.
* OutOfGenreExperience: The tap-dancing Mad Hatter.
* ParentService: The Caterpillar, very much. Although his counterpart in the garden party is the Rajah, the Caterpillar's scene is a genderflipped version of the Arabian dance, Coffee, from ''TheNutcracker''.
* PlantPeople: The flowers in the waltz.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Alice is in her teens, just old enough to experience PuppyLove.
* PostKissCatatonia: The King tries to induce this in the Queen during the chase, but it only works for a couple of seconds.
* ThePowerOfLove: How Alice and the Knave manage to win everyone to their side.
* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: The Magician does this during the garden party.
* PuppyLove: Alice and Jack/The Knave.
* RubeGoldbergMachine: The domino effect Alice sets off at the end of the chase sequence.
* SleepyHead: The Dormouse and his Victorian counterpart, the Verger, although the King of Hearts could also use several cups of espresso.
* ASpotOfTea: Although only the March Hare seems to get any.
* TimeStandsStill: Happens for a few seconds during the Tea Party.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: This ''may'' be part of the joke in the Queen's Jam Tart Adagio, depending on the casting.
** The National Ballet of Canada, which doesn't currently have an unusually tall female dancer to play the Queen, has compensated by making the joke HugeGuyTinyGirl.
* TrueCompanions: After the trial, everyone joins up with Alice and the Knave to save them from the Queen of Hearts.
* UnusualEyebrows: Although the Mad Hatter's eyebrow makeup differs slightly from dancer to dancer, the eyebrows are always extremely spiky. In the original design, they're also mismatched.
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