Alice in Wonderland-the musical
"..entertaining, enchanting and altogether brilliant...an undisputed success...this production is punchy, wacky and wonderful...the best show I have seen in Barcelona" Metropolitan
Celebrating 150 years of Carroll's magical tale, Escapade adds its own musical spice to the nonsense with a Steampunk feel. Punchy, irreverent, stylish and even sexy: a Victorian fairy tale with a very modern twist!
Alice in Wonderland is a story of wonder and nonsense laced with lethal wit, of word play and games, of riddles and conundrums, of questions with no answers, but above all of magic and adventure in which everyone, young and old, can lose themselves and revel in the nonsense. But most of all it is a universal tale that reaches out to everyone.
Carroll's classic is the well-loved story of little Alice Liddell, who one afternoon, bored and drowsy, sees a White Rabbit, dressed as a gentleman, go rushing by with a pocket watch, of all things! So she follows him down the rabbit hole, without a second's thought for safety, silly girl, and falls into an incredible world of adventure!
Once there, she drinks and shrinks and eats and grows, meets a child-beating Duchess and a pan-throwing Cook, smokes a peace pipe with a Caterpillar, watches a Cheshire Cat disappear before her very eyes, has tea (or tries to) with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare whilst they torture the Dormouse, plays a wicked game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts and her flamingos and hedgehogs, dances the Lobster Quadrille with the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle and defends herself in a court of playing cards!
Curiouser and curiouser...
It has been said that Alice's story is not really for children - even though it became the best-selling children's book of its time - but that it is a story for adults, reminding us of that particularly confusing time of growing up, when everything is contradictory; when your body changes to such an extent that you don't recognise yourself; when you move into an adult world that seems unfair and cruel, with absurd rules and regulations which seems pure madness!
We're all mad here!
It is a story of wonder and nonsense laced with lethal wit, of word play and games, of riddles and conundrums, of questions with no answers, but above all of magic and adventure in which everyone, young and old, can lose themselves and revel in the nonsense. But most of all it is a universal tale that reaches out to everyone.
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Teatre Gaudí Barcelona
Based on the story by Lewis Carroll
Adapted and directed by Sue Flack
Music composed by Julian Jahanpour *Twinkle Twinkle Little Mouse, The Quartet, The Knave's Song composed by Adam Valentine
with musicians Dave Holmes, Nigel Haywood, Erwin Broeken
Designed by Judit Colomer
Costumes and Props Infestumespectacles
Lights Tony Murchland
Sound Luis Portillo, Francesc Caravaca
Hair and Make Up Mariajo Labrador, Deb Cartwright-Long, Jessica Álvarez
Choreographers Ana Micó, Naty Giménez
Stage Manager Neema Lahon, Yasmin Reynall
Photos and Video Westudio.cat
Graphic Design Derek Zinger
With Adam Valentine, Annie O'Callaghan, Ben Sbuttoni, Daniel Ewing, Danni Cullen, Jamie Lerner, Julian Jahanpour, Marina Xeix, Mark Aspinall, Mary McGurk, Sharlene Halbert, Siobhán Sheehan,
C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret 120
Metro Sagrada Família/Joanic
93 603 51 52/61