REVIEW: Alice in Wonderland at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

Alice in Wonderland is at New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth
Alice in Wonderland is at New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth

REVIEW The Importance of Being Earnest​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ at The Spring Arts Centre, Havant

Using a more modern outlook than we’re used to, mixed with the age-old tale, this new and unique take on Alice's adventures in the mythical place of Wonderland was charming and enjoyable.

Brought to Portsmouth by Wicked Productions, we follow the nine-strong cast down the rabbit hole on a colourful and enchanting journey, meeting classic characters like the Cheshire Cat, the Tweedles and obviously the Queen of Hearts herself and also taking us on a twisting journey

through the imagination of Alice and the various places that she visits on her exciting adventure.

There were a range of jokes and humour, including hilarious one liners, clever puns, cracking choreography and apparent fourth wall improvisation throughout the production.

It really was a spectacle.

Surprisingly the jokes don't just cater to the younger demographic of the audience, there were tongue-in-cheek references for the adults to make sure the performance was built for everyone.

With a musical number from the Tweedles that was eye-wateringly funny and a Mad Hatter's talent for snack-related puns, you’ll be a fool to miss out. If you have kids it's a definite must see.

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