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Alice in Wonderland (Bradfield)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3w, 2m

In a new version by Jack Bradfield and Poltergeist, Lyrics by Gerel Falconer

After an explosive argument with Mum at Brixton underground station, eleven-year-old Alice leaps onto the tube seconds before the doors hiss shut. Trapped on a train speeding into Nonsense, surrounded by weird and wonderful passengers, and at the mercy of a Queen who won’t relinquish the controls, can Alice turn this train around?

Alice in Wonderland (Bradfield)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adventure
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 2023 Black British Theatre Awards for Book and Lyrics Award
    Winner! 2023 Off West End Theatre Awards (Offies)
    Nominee: 2023 The Stage Debut Awards for Best Composer, Lyricist or Book Writer

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Summary

After an explosive argument with Mum at Brixton underground station, eleven-year-old Alice leaps onto the tube seconds before the doors hiss shut. Trapped on a train speeding into Nonsense, surrounded by weird and wonderful passengers, and at the mercy of a Queen who won’t relinquish the controls, can Alice turn this train around?

Multi-award-winning company Poltergeist weaves rap music together with the sights and sounds of Brixton into a hundred-mile-an-hour Christmas adventure.

History
Alice in Wonderland was first produced by Brixton House and Poltergeist Theatre, on 1 December 2022 at Brixton House.
ALICE
QUEEN OF THE LINE, CHATTER, MUM
RABBIT, PIGEON, HAMMERSMITH
TORTOISE, DUM, RAT, DISTRICT
CAT, DEE, NOSE, CIRCLE

Flexible casting

  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 105 Minutes

Media

“Inventive, rap-infused, Tube-set staging of the Lewis Carroll classic.” – The Stage

“Brilliantly conceived and executed family show rooted, in every sense, in its local community... Jack Bradfield has pulled off that wonderful trick of writing a script that appeals in equal measure to kids and adults, with a running gag integrating tube stations into the dialogue (an old Two Ronnies sketch that one) and many in-jokes for fans of the source novel to leaven the slapstick.” – Broadway World

“Gerel Falconer’s dynamic rap lyrics.” – The Guardian

“How do you adapt a text that has been endlessly reworked for screen, stage and art, with characters who are ingrained into our collective cultural psyche? You do it exactly like this.” – The Stage

“Energetic and imaginative.” – Everything Theatre

“This is a wonderfully produced Alice In Wonderland that’s underpinned by some top-class writing.” – LondonTheatre1

“Moving, memorable and creatively realised, Alice in Wonderland is a fantastically original update of the classic text.” – The Reviews Hub

“The script by Jack Bradfield is imaginative and filled with puns, jokes and references to a good many underground stations... and brilliantly complemented by extremely impressive (and awfully catchy) rap lyrics by Gerel Falconer.” – Time & Leisure

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  • Minimum Fee: £70 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Authors

Poltergeist Theatre

Poltergeist are an award-winning group of directors, writers, designers and performers who come together to make theatre. Named “one of the UK’s best young theatre companies” by the Guardian, they make work that is, first and foremost, collaborative, and fully in touch wit ...
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Jack Bradfield

Jack Bradfield is Artistic Director of Poltergeist and Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre. Poltergeist are an Associate Company at the North Wall, and in 2018 were listed in the Guardian as one of the UK’s Best Young Theatre Companies.

His new piece, Art Heist, is recipi ...

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Gerel Falconer

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