Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' to Screen in London With Live Orchestra, Choir


The British capital's Royal Albert Hall will bring Danny Elfman’s score to life as part of its popular "Live Score" series.

London's Royal Albert Hall on Monday announced that it will on Dec. 12 offer a "Disney in Concert" event that will screen Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, with Danny Elfman’s score being performed by a live orchestra and choir.

The event is part of the venue's popular "Live Score" series that screens films with the soundtrack being played live. Its most recent such event was "Frozen: Live in Concert" last week. "This is a first for Alice in Wonderland," a spokeswoman said.

The 2010 fantasy film was written by Linda Woolderton. It sees a 19-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) return to the world she first entered as a child. The film includes such beloved characters as the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen).

"This high-definition screening with live orchestral and choral accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Maida Vale Singers and the Cardinal Vaughan School Schola Cantorum, all conducted by John Mauceri, will bring the record-breaking film to life in an incredible feast for the eyes, ears and heart, captivating an audience of all ages," the Royal Albert Hall said.

It said the event will be "following a popular format that has attracted tens of thousands to the Hall to see the likes of The Godfather, Star Trek and West Side Story performed live in concert."