ED2016 5/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

Alix In Wundergarten (difficult|stage and The Other Room)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

Alix in Wundergarten Ed2016

What just happened? Alice probably asked herself the same question after visiting Wonderland. In some ways, Alice’s journey has many synergies with the mental deconstruction that takes place during rehearsals, and this is what difficult|stage brilliantly picked up on. ‘Alix in Wundergarten’ starts like an innocent play, with a group of stressed actors trying to record a radio version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. But here, theatre is Wonderland and the actors the quaint creatures that inhabit it. They have a tendency to break into song and dance and German… and to slip out of reality. But what is reality on stage? Both realistic and surrealistic, unsettling and hilarious, offensive and touching, ‘Alix in Wundergarten’ leaves you confused and in awe. It was unforgettable.

Underbelly, until Aug 29.
tw rating 5/5 | [Aida Rocci]