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Royal Lyceum Will Go To Wonderland For Christmas 2016


By edg - Posted on 24 March 2016

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company will be staging Lewis Carroll's classic, children's tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as its Christmas show this winter.

The cast and creative crew have yet to be announced for the production, running 26 November to 31 December with tickets priced from £10 to £30.

The bonkers story will be familiar to many. When Alice follows a snappily dressed white rabbit holding a pocket watch down a rabbit hole, she knows today is not going to be like any other. An adventure is beginning that will grow "curiouser and curiouser".

There are drinks that shrink you, cakes which make you grow taller, a Mad Hatter who talks in riddles, and a Queen who shrieks ‘Off with her head!’.

There may be a renewed burst of Alice in Wonderland fever following the release this May of Disney's "Alice Through the Glass". The film takes its title from Carroll's sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published 6 years later in 1871, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

The film stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Sacha Baron Cohen as Time, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter as the White and Red Queens, and the late Alan Rickman as the talking caterpillar. 26-year-old Mia Wasikowska plays Alice.

The Lyceum reported "record-breaking" performances for its recent Christmas adaptation of another literary classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The kids' fantasy story by CS Lewis was also made into a major big screen adaptation in 2005.

This is the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary year.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 2016 performances

Show run: 26 November to 31 December at Royal Lyceum Theatre

Preview tickets on sale from 25 October

Preview Performance - 26 November, 7pm, £10

EVENINGS, 7pm

Gold dates
Sat 10 Dec, Sat 17 Dec, Sun 18 Dec, Tue 20 Dec, Wed 21 Dec, Thu 22 Dec, Fri 23 Dec, Mon 26 Dec, Tue 27 Dec

Silver dates
Thu 1 Dec, Fri 2 Dec, Sat 3 Dec, Wed 7 Dec, Thu 8 Dec, Fri 9 Dec, Tue 13 Dec, Wed 14 Dec, Thu 15 Dec, Fri 16 Dec, Wed 28 Dec, Thu 29, Dec, Fri 30 Dec

MATINEES, 2pm

Gold dates
Sat 10 Dec, Sat 17 Dec, Sun 18 Dec, Fri 23 Dec, Sat 24 Dec, Mon 26 Dec, Tue 27 Dec

Silver dates
Sat 3 Dec, Wed 28 Dec, Thu 29 Dec, Fri 30 Dec, Sat 31 Dec

Grand Circle and Stalls:
Gold dates £30, Silver dates £27

PRICES*

Grand Circle Boxes and Upper Circle:
Gold dates £22, Silver dates £20

Side View Stalls / Grand Circle:
Gold dates £20, Silver dates £20,

Preview tickets: £10 (on sale from 25 October)

Concessions: From £10

Festive Four Tickets Available - four tickets which must include at least one child from £75

* All prices guaranteed until 3 September 2016

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES
AUDIO DESCRIBED

Thursday 8 December - 7pm
Touch Tour - 5.45pm
Saturday 10 December - 2pm
Touch Tour 12.45pm

BSL INTERPRETED
Wednesday 14 December - 7pm

CAPTIONED
Saturday 3 December - 2pm