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Alice, Scottish Ballet, Glasgow Theatre Royal

Alice, Scottish Ballet, Glasgow Theatre Royal

It should be a capital crime to attempt an Alice ballet - off with their heads

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Ballet. Even the best butter would not help this plot-less evening

Alice's Adventures Under Ground, Barbican. Gerald Barry's crazy velocity berserks both Alice books in rude style

Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton takes on the fantasy classic

Alice in Wonderland, BBCSO, Brönnimann, Barbican. A curious tale gets a riotous operatic telling from composer Unsuk Chin

Alice Through the Looking Glass. Mia Wasikowska (pictured), Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp back in inventive if unfaithful Carroll sequel

Jan Švankmajer's Alice. The great Czech animator's remarkable first full-length film

wonder.land, National Theatre. Damon Albarn’s Alice musical has fun graphics, but a banal and didactic storyline

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Ms (or is it Mr.?) Brown must have been in a minority of one last night at Alice - it received rapturous applause and all I heard were delighted and enthralled comments at the intervals and afterwards. Page trod a clever, fine line between the absurdities of the books (which most of the audience of all ages surely came to see firstly) and the darker undertones of Dodgson's relationship to Alice - essential if it is to attract the widest possible audience. The whole production is a delight in all respects and should be toured far beyond Scotland.

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