Guest Review by Holly O’Mahony, co-written with Daniel Perks.
I love site-specific, promenade theatre – particularly when it’s based on a classic story I’m already familiar with. Throw in some freedom to make decisions on what you see, and it’s all the more exciting. So I was thrilled to get to see the highly acclaimed production of Alice’s Adventures Underground by Les Enfants Terribles, which is now well into its second run following a sell-out stint in 2015.
How can you review a show when you don’t get to see it all? Alice’s Adventures Underground is a production that takes you down the rabbit hole into wonderland to experience the true madness of a realm where the Queen of Hearts is in charge. Everything has lost its nonsense… and wonderland is desperate to get it back. What’s wrong with nonsense anyway? In order to get into character, you have to embrace the ridiculous, the absurd, the nonsensical… So, a nonsense review for this production is even more impactful for making no sense at all.
After announcing its return to The Vaults at Waterloo from 15 April 2017, the cast for Alice’s Adventures Underground have now been confirmed.
Following sell-out performances in 2015, over 100,000 visitors and an Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment and Family show, Alice’s Adventures Underground will return for a limited season later this year.