Boyd Productions proudly present a return season of the international smash hit production of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic Alice in Wonderland – which recently enjoyed highly successful seasons across Australia in 2018. New performances will now be staged across four Victorian venues and Perth throughout January 2019.
A lively cast of actors and puppeteers bring twenty characters to life on stage in a play that takes audiences down the rabbit hole with Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, to her adventures in Wonderland – tumbling with the Tweedle Twins, chasing the White Rabbit, booing the boisterous Queen of Hearts and taking tea with the Hatter at the maddest tea party of all time.
Directed & adapted by Australian Penny Farrow, the production features an international creative team with set designs by Zachary Lieberman (Los Angeles), graphic designer Yi Ling (Singapore) and Emmy Award winning costume designer Diana Eden (Canada).
The dynamic and versatile cast features Georgina Walker as Alice, Liz Skitch as White Rabbit, Simon Burvill-Holmes as Queen of Hearts, Catherine Glavicic as Mad Hatter, Ben Adams as March Hare, Anthony Craig as Caterpillar/Dormouse, Justine Anderson as Tweedle Dum and Sarah Whelan as Tweedle Dee.
“Alice in Wonderland is extremely universal and speaks to people of all ages,” said Producer Ethan Walker. “The original book has been translated into 174 languages and most people who haven’t read the book definitely know the characters and can reference them. In our production The Mad Hatter is performed by a female actor and the Queen of Hearts by a male actor.”
“We began this production at the Brisbane Powerhouse in early 2016, ahead of a Queensland tour. We then took the show to the US with the first stop at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles in February 2017 and then onto the Patchogue Theatre in Long Island, New York where it enjoyed great success.”
“The biggest obstacle for us was to create a Broadway calibre production with an affordable ticket price for families. You can’t begin to imagine the expense, time and labour that go into creating the world of ‘Wonderland’ for a live audience. We have attention to detail in everything from our lavish costumes to our stunningly beautiful stage sets.”
“The audience are thrust immediately into Carroll’s imagination from the outset thanks to the strong choral work from the ensemble.” – David Collins – Australian Arts Review
Alice in Wonderland
Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street, Wendouree (Ballarat)
Performances: Wednesday 9 January 2019 – 1.00pm & 4.00pm
Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
Performances: Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 January 2019
Frankston Arts Centre, 27 Davey Street, Frankston
Performances: Sunday 13 January 2019 – 11.00am & 2.00pm
The Capital Theatre, 50 View Street, Bendigo
Performances: Tuesday 15 January 2019 – 11.00am & 2.00pm
Heath Ledger Theatre – State Theatre Centre of WA, 174 William Street, Perth
Performances: Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 January 2019
For more information, visit: www.aliceinwonderlandlive.com.au for details.
Image: Georgina Walker as Alice – photo by GW Photography