The Polka unveils its winter show
Join the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts in a magical Wonderland this winter, as the Polka Theatre's traditional show for the season promises to shine a new light on one of the most loved stories of all time.
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland comes alive at Wimbledon's Polka Theatre from November 22 – February 15.
Directed by Rosamunde Hutt, written by Simon Reade and with set design by Ti Green the theatre says it will be Wonderland with a difference.
Dusting off the Victorian setting Polka take a fresh look at the story to bring Lewis Carroll’s vivid dream world to life, bursting with original songs and music, stunning contemporary set and costume designs and plenty of imagination and humour for children aged 6+ and their families.
Top of the list of children's favourites since 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a timeless tale about growing up.
Audiences meet a very modern Alice, played by Ebony Feare; a curious, intelligent and fearless character who is finding out who in the world she is Exploring her attic on a cold winter's day, Alice's sister wants her to be quiet, her Mum wants her to stop eating sweets and no one wants to play.
But as the White Rabbit appears, Alice's attic is magically transformed into a series of beautiful, strange and fantastical worlds.
Writer Simon Reade remains true to the original, with a gloriously funny and lively script full of mad, oddball characters and curiously strange occurrences!
Director Rosamunde Hutt said of the show: "It's a great thrill to be creating a brand new production of this extraordinary book! Whether we are six or sixty the story weaves a fascinating spell. Come and join us as we travel through Wonderland with Alice and let's hope we get home safe and sound by teatime!"
October 18, 2013