Alice Comes to Bury St Edmunds...
Take a tumble down the rabbit hole with an innovative re-telling of Carroll’s classic tale.
Join Theatre Royal on 19 - 20 May to revel in a curious medley of music, puppetry and powerful narrative in the poignant new interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved tale of Alice and her adventures.
As bombs rain down heavy upon civilians during the raids of the First World War, the eponymous character of this moving and magical tale takes shelter in a stale, stagnant and bitterly cold cellar. It is here, amongst the ephemera of childhood, that Alice re-discovers the threads of her past. Unravelling each fantastical ‘memory’, she, and the audience become immersed in a wonderful world of talking creatures and savage queens.
Meanwhile, at the front, Alice’s son Alan, also seeks escape in imagination. Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war, this soldier has no choice but to reject reality and ensconce himself in the world of imagination as everyday objects become characters of his fantasy world.
Both characters’ journeys are presented through the magical manipulation and puppetry of seemingly everyday objects, with actors bestowing life upon once inanimate objects, along with live music drawing the audience into the wonderland of Alice and Alan’s imaginations...
Guiding the audience into the weird and wonderful world of mother and son, this unique show is suitable for adult and child alike. Age Guidance 10+
For tickets and further details please call the Box Office on 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org .