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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

By Lewis Carroll
Adapted by Robin Belfield and Simon Slater

'Magical'. **** Reviews Hub

‘...singularly distinctive’ The Stage

'...wonderful audience participation... Daily Info, Oxford

'... a magical, inventive family Christmas show...' British Theatre Guide

'...this revival should charm the socks (or should that be stripy tights?) off you.' Alt, Reading.

Thu 19 Nov 2015 - Sun 03 Jan 2016

Chasing a mysterious white rabbit with a pocket watch, Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and into a world of fun and adventure. There she meets the colourful characters of Wonderland and hears their fantastical tales. After a lively tea party, an unusual game of croquet and a nail-biting trial to find out who stole a very special plate of jam tarts, will Alice find her way home?

The creators of last year’s sell-out Christmas show, Peter Pan, bring Lewis Carroll’s classic novel to life 150 years after it was first published. Join Alice in an enchanting world of talking animals, a bad-tempered Queen and a Mad Hatter for an unforgettable musical adventure.

 

Suitable for age 4 upwards 
We regret that we are unable to admit children under 3 or babes in arms into the auditorium. 

 

Relaxed Performance
Monday 30 November at 6.30pm
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Click here to download our Alice in Wonderland Visual Story, designed to help audience members and their companions prepare for their theatre trip.

Our thanks to Melissa Hutchings, Autism Advisor for Families at West Berkshire Council, for supporting our drafting of this Social Story.


Running Times

Act One: 50 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Act Two: 40 minutes

 

Directed by Robin Belfield
Original music by Simon Slater
Designed by Neil Irish
Lighting Designed by Mark Dymock
Sound designed by David Gregory
Movement Director Michelle Gaskell

Josie Dunn

Alice

Polly Highton

The Duchess

Oliver Izod

The Mad Hatter

Zara Ramm

The Queen of Hearts

Ed Thorpe

The White Rabbit

Alex Tomkins

The March Hare

‘Robin Belfield and Simon Slater’s adaptation is proving to be a very popular choice for The Watermill’s big Christmas show, and in true Watermill style they tell the tale with great accomplishment.’ Reviews Hub****

‘Where else would you have a white rabbit who plays a mean trumpet or an Alice who dances the lobster quadrille with her feet while her hands play the clarinet?’ Reviews Hub

‘The whole cast is fabulously talented and does full justice to Simon Slater’s toe-tapping music, giving their audience many wonderful moments.’ Reviews Hub

‘Neil Irish’s clever set manages to achieve the impossible…’ Reviews Hub

Read the full Reviews Hub review here 

‘Oliver Izod is a discerning and narcissistic Mad Hatter with Ed Thorpe as an endearingly sleepy Dormouse and Alex Tomkins as the transcendental Caterpillar. Polly Highton is the unhinged Duchess with Zara Ramm as the dominant Queen of Hearts. They also transform into myriad madcap animals, including a quartet of exceptionally effective and entertaining Dodos. Josie Dunn’s Alice journeys from one peculiarity to the next in a superior state of controlled bewilderment.’  The Stage

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'Whatever the production, the theatre is a pleasure in itself, but how much more so when Robin Belfield and Simon Slater's adaptation offered so much to relish.'  Daily Info, Oxford

The wonderful costumes, dance and song made the afternoon fly by, the cold crisp air of late November forgotten in this enticing psychedelic world.  Daily Info

Read the full Daily Info, Oxford review here 

'Neil Irish’s innovative, colourful design with the four gigantic suits of cards and umpteen doors and cubbyholes is the ideal backdrop to this curious adventure tale.' British Theatre Guide

'Alice In Wonderland is the perfect seasonal start to the festive season.' British Theatre Guide

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