Inspired by Lewis Carroll's much loved characters, Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass is a new story which takes place after the events of the novels.
Alice is now grown-up and is an aspiring writer working in a tea-shop. Overworked and underpaid, life seemed much more exciting when she was a child. The Looking Glass has remained in Wonderland as a portal to the human world, which the Red Queen accidentally crosses when chasing a croquet ball. Entering this new reality, she develops a dastardly plan to seize power by opening a casino where she creates an Army of Cards. Hatter and his gang of concerned Wonderland characters pursue the Queen and find Alice. Together, they resolve to stop the Queen, but first they must try to make sense (or non-sense!) of our world.
Oh, and we forgot to mention, there’s a Jabberwocky lurking in the casino’s basement...
Choreography - Paul Chantry & Rae Piper
Story & Design - Rae Piper
Lighting Design - Claire Childs
Composer - Tim Mountain
Dance Director - Gail Gordon
Ballet Mistress - Elizabeth Haslam
Costumiers - Emma Darban & Jenny Bowman
"The minimalistic set and inventive use of multipurpose props, combined with the interesting character costumes and intricate choreography to inventive music, allowed the audience to be transported away to the mesmerising, quirky and sometimes exquisite dance/physical theatre of Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass."
"What a joyous show ‘Alice....’ is! With a clear narrative thread it is packed with lively and inventive dancing, engaging comedy and amusing stage craft. The characters come to life through the choreography which in turn fits the music like a glove. The production has a boundless energy which is infectious. The audience loved it."
RONALD CORP OBE
RONALD CORP OBE
"What a wonderful performance. Quite magical. Thank you."
"I just wanted to say we all LOVED your show. It was just incredible. Wow. What amazing talent you all have. My friends raved about it."
"Fantastic show. An absolute must if you haven't seen it yet."
"Get tickets if you can! Wonderful characterisation, great music and superb dance. Made us laugh out loud in places. Exceptional!"
" ‘A’ thoroughly enjoyed it and he would never normally choose to go and watch a ballet, but he had a wonderful evening."