Alice with a twist at the Berry Theatre

Metta Theatre performs a brand new take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Metta Theatre performs a brand new take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Children and adults alike have thrilled to the bizarre and magical worlds created by Lewis Carroll in his books about Wonderland and his feisty child heroine Alice.

Bringing new life to these classic tales, Metta Theatre present their latest re-interpretation of well-loved children’s tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Combining puppetry and imagination the innovative theatre group create a version of Alice unlike any you have ever seen before.

It’s 1915 and while bombs rain down outside, Alice Hargreaves takes refuge in her dusty cellar, rediscovering her childhood among tennis racquets and moth-eaten christening gowns.

Meanwhile her son Alan, a First World War soldier, makes the same imaginary journey down the rabbit hole, returning them both to a Wonderland of talking rabbits, mad hatters and savage queens.

This poignant new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland features Metta Theatre’s award-winning interdisciplinary mix of theatre, puppetry and object manipulation.

Established in 2005, the London-based theatre group have been making bold and imaginative theatre in cafés, museums, playgrounds and theatres across the UK working with organisations including the Soho Theatre, Southbank Centre and the V&A.

Alice is on at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End on Saturday May 24 at 6pm. Tickets: £8,concessions: £6 with a family offer of four tickets for £24 and five for £28. The show is suitable for ages 10 and above.

Visit or call (023) 8065 2333.