This modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale Alice in Wonderland is now showing at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham until the 30th December 2017! Have you booked your tickets to watch this amazing performance yet?
Ticket prices start from £9.60 for group, £13.80 for children, £16.50 for adults and £55.20 for family. The performance lasts for approx. 115mins including a 20 minute interval. There are two shows from Monday to Friday (mostly), one show on Saturday and none on Sunday. They also have British Sign Language days and relaxed performance days (suitable for autistic spectrum) on selected dates. Please check their website for more details.
Yesterday, we had the opportunity to watch the show and we loved it! Their costumes are lovely and authentic to the show. It’s a relatively small stage yet they have some grand props and the story is just magical! I love how they make use of modern and clever lighting to capture the story and to light up the whole stage. In bringing it to the stage, they have developed songs for it which added to the appeal as there were some outstanding vocal performances.
This classic tale follows Alice on her journey through the enchanted and extraordinary Wonderland, meeting many peculiar characters along the way. From intriguing white rabbits, bizarre riddles, mad tea parties and dangerous encounters with the Queen of Hearts! During the first half of the show, we follow Alice into Wonderland where she encounters White Rabbit, Caterpillar and Cheshire Cat!
The second half is all about their famous Tea party scene. It’s a lot of fun with more interaction with children. Some children even sung and danced along. It was a very enjoyable show and we all loved it.
Do note that the theatre is quite small and there are a flight of stairs to climb if you bought a balcony ticket! Also there is only one female and one male toilet located one further level up. There were quite a lot of people, especially young children, who sat in the balcony area that didn’t get a good view of the stage as they were blocked. We were sat at the last but one row of the balcony seats and had some of our view blocked by children standing throughout to watch the show. It was quite annoying at times but at least we could hear everything very well.
We think this is a great show to watch for all the family especially with the music, the energy levels and excitement which ran throughout the show.
Later, we had a chance to meet the cast and had our photos taken with the Alice, The Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter!
Disclosure: We received a family press ticket for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.