Theatre |
16th October 2013

“So many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.”

Step into an upside-down world where familiar things are made strange, with enchanting and horrifying results. Alice in Wonderland is about crossing the threshold between childhood and adulthood, and about the behaviour of one generation seen through the eyes of another.

Volcano’s “brave, stupid and beautiful” brand of theatre is an intriguing match for Lewis Carroll’s exquisitely deranged tale of childhood, misunderstanding and adventure. Volcano brings you an older-than-usual Alice, and the strangeness of the world she encounters is not supernatural but deeply rooted in the insanities of our culture and society.  Plunge with us down the rabbit-hole into a 21st-century asylum adventure, full of Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

Just when you thought that Carroll's singular classic couldn't get any more bizarre and beautiful, Volcano Theatre decides to plunge down the rabbit-hole!

Recommended age: 10+

Ticket price deals on this performance*

Young people’s discount 25/25:  Tickets ONLY £5 on all live dance & theatre performances for under 25 year olds. (Tickets are limited to 25 per show and sold on a first come first served basis).

*Hansel & Gretel/Boing are not included in these offers


• Take a surprising new look at a much-loved story.
It’s fun to recognise the scenes and words you know, as they appear and unfold in surprising and unusual ways. For people who are unfamiliar with the story, it’s a striking and contemporary introduction to it. We also take a peek behind the text, and throw in some interesting things we found out.
• Revisit a great book.
Alice in Wonderland is a story which appeals to the dreamer in all of us and connects with our experiences of childhood, whether or not we are still children. It’s beautifully written and full of extraordinary word-play, exciting ideas and memorable lines.
• Marvel at another bizarre volcanic experiment.
If you’ve seen our adaptations of classics before you’ll be familiar with the way we dismantle well-known works and rebuild them in our own fashion. It’s interesting to compare the effects of this on different texts.
• See a show that looks great, sounds great and sticks in your mind.
Theatre so tangible you can smell the hay and hear it rustle. Our cast, in their similar costumes with individual twist, look like a bizarrely cool rock band. We make the hay and ladders into tea-tables, catwalks, school desks, roads to nowhere…


16th October 2013

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