Alice in Wonderland

A new, unsweetened adaptation of Lewis Carroll's much-loved novel. With five women, 84 bales of hay, and all the madness the book deserves...

“It's all about as curious as it can be.”

Plummet into an upside-down world where familiar things are made strange, with enchanting and hilarious results.  Alice in Wonderland is about the everyday monstrousness and absurdity of the world around us, and and about  the crazy things we do to escape.

Volcano’s “brave, stupid and beautiful” brand of theatre is an appropriately insane match for Lewis Carroll’s exquisitely deranged tale of childhood, misunderstanding and adventure. Volcano brings you an all-woman cast and an older-than-usual Alice, and the strangeness of the world she encounters is rooted the insanities of our own culture and society. Approach the world with a child’s sense of wonder, and plunge with us down the rabbit-hole into a 21st-century asylum full of Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

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Ashleigh Packham
Mairi Phillips
Jenny Runacre
Holly Rivers
Reaya Sealey

Directed by Paul Davies
Design by Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
Movement Direction Catherine Bennett
Production Manager Cassandra Broom
Photos Erin Rickard