ALICE IN WONDERLAND Falls Down the Rabbit Hole in Melbourne this January
Rapid Fire International and M2 Productions proudly present the Australian production of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND, which recently enjoyed highly successful seasons in Brisbane, New York and Los Angeles, and will play at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre for three performances on Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 11.00am, 2.00pm and 7.30pm.
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 Maddest tea party of all.
Directed 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).
Australian producer Ethan Walker says, "Alice in Wonderland is extremely universal and speaks to people of all ages. 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 Los Angeles in February 2017 and we wound up being the highest-grossing show at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood for the last five years. The next stop was to the 1,200 seat Patchogue Theatre in Long Island, New York where we enjoyed a sold-out run."
"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."
WEDNESDAY 10TH JANUARY 2018
ATHENAEUM THEATRE 188 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE
11.00am, 2:00pm, 7:30pm
Ticket prices: From $34.90 to $54.90
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au or 03 9650 1500