London Underground AND Alice in Wonderland... This is like all my dreams rolled into one and played out in front of my very eyes. It is no secret that I am a little obsessed with my names sake and that I love London and all that goes with it. It is also no secret that I love a good night out and trip to somewhere unusual... Well it seems I am not alone.
WORLD PREMIERE OF THEATRE PRODUCTION
‘ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND’ TO LAUNCH APRIL 2015
Les Enfants Terribles to create Alice’s Wonderland under the streets of London
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, critically-acclaimed theatre company Les Enfants Terribles (The Vaudevillains; The Trench) will bring Wonderland to the capital with Alice’s Adventures Underground, in an adaptation by Oliver Lansley and Anthony Spargo. Producer Emma Brünjes (Meow Meow: Wonderground; Secret Cinema: Miller’s Crossing) joins the team to bring this ambitious theatrical experience to life on a grand scale. Leading agency Creature of London are also on board as creative collaborators.
Open for a limited season from early April 2015 and staged in the atmospheric Vaults underneath Waterloo station, Alice’s Adventures Underground will create Wonderland as a fully formed world that blends storytelling, live music, puppetry, circus and spectacle. Invited down the rabbit hole in intimate groups of 52 (based on a deck of cards), each audience member will be presented with a choice of EAT ME or DRINK ME, which will affect the way their show will unfold.
Three years in the planning, and with a cast of more than 30, Alice’s Adventures Underground will also feature:
over 20 individual rooms
a tea table of gigantic proportions, fit for a party of 60
an original soundtrack
three bars, including a VIP bar for premium ticket holders
Plus – projections and potions, a dizzying rabbit hole, a hazy Caterpillar lair, Cheshire cats, a terrifying Red Queen, a mysteriously absent Alice and enough tea to make anyone go mad
After the show, audiences are encouraged to remain in the ‘Queen’s Garden’ bar until the small hours, with a full menu of food and drink available. The bar will form a lively part of the Wonderland world, with its own cast and installations, including a hedge maze and flamingo croquet.
To complement the show and celebrate the massive influence of Lewis Carroll’s iconic book, Alice’s Adventures Underground will also host a variety of companies and speakers to present The Wonderland Sessions, a multi-art exploration of the work and performances inspired by the original book. Each week a different partner will present an exclusive event from inside Wonderland, with performances ranging from readings and screenings to dance pieces and live music. The full line-up will be announced in early 2015.
The Vaults, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN
Previews: 9th – 15th April,
Performances: 16th April – 31st May(Tuesday – Sunday)
Suitable for Ages 11+
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday £35; Thursday, Friday and Saturday £47.50.
Premium Tickets Available from £65
Adventures in Wonderland is a 45 minute daytime Children's version of the show.
Adults £18.50 Children £12.50 - Book Here
Ages 5+ - 1 adult per 2 children