ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Children's Shows Reviews

Alice’s Wonderland (Gresham’s)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

There are moments of brilliance in this play, performed by children and kept true to the spirit of Lewis Carroll. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, in particular, is hilarious and suitably daft, with the children displaying wonderful comic timing. The look of the play is also successful – the black costumes and set with splashes of bright colour highlight the elements of light and dark in these peculiar children’s stories. There are some fantastic performances from the principal characters, with the March Hare and King of Hearts being particular favourites. The moments of physical theatre are interesting, though in some cases not completely successful due to a lack of commitment and originality. Overall, though, a very good reinvention of the Alice story.

C, 7 – 12 Aug, 12.05pm (1.05pm), £5.50 – £8.50, fpp18.
tw rating 3/5