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Alice (Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Alice Teviot Ed2016

This is a very physical version of ‘Alice In Wonderland’, and the acrobatics, trapeze, and rope-work very much take centre stage while the narrative seems like a punctuation of the action, and for that reason, it’s not that easy to keep track of where the story is going. It could be argued that’s hardly a problem when it’s a well-loved and well-known tale like Alice, but I know it well, and still found myself a bit flummoxed at times about where exactly we’d got up to. All that said, perhaps the point of this is the circus elements, and they were impressive, far more so than I would have expected from an amateur troupe, and this was a deeply visually arresting show which kept audience members spellbound throughout.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Caro Moses]