Lyceum, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | Christmas Season
November 26 – December 31
The Lyceum is celebrating a strong year in which new Artistic Director David Greig set out his stall with the much acclaimed Suppliant Women, a 2500 year old play which resonated seamlessly with modern audiences.
With a sturdy reputation for both contemporary and traditional offerings it’s fitting that the team should now see out 2016 with a fresh production of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Billed as a proper Victorian toy box of a show, it features the rich visuals of designer Francis O’Connor, and promises a transformative experience where rabbits, Cheshire cats and dormice lurk in every corner of the theatre.
The spectacle is written and directed by Edinburgh playwright Anthony Neilson who has a sterling CV including Royal Court, Soho Theatre and the National Theatre. Jess Peet plays Alice, while Tam Dean Burn steps up as the Mad Hatter. Merging contemporary ideas and traditional theatrical concepts, the upside down cosmos of Carroll’s whacky characters and surreal ramblings is brought to life with music, magic, and a Wonderland destined to inspire children and adults alike. A fantastical re-imagining of the upcoming pantomime season.
Picture: Aly Wight