After an explosive argument with mum at Brixton tube station, eleven-year-old Alice jumps onto the tube seconds before the doors close. Trapped on a train heading towards Nonsense, surrounded by weird and wonderful passengers, and at the mercy of a queen who won’t let go of the controls, can Alice turn this train around?
Brixton House, formerly the Ovalhouse Theater and the Poltergeist Theater Company, joined forces in December to premiere a new production of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice in Wonderland.
Set in Brixton Tube Station, rooted in the heart of the local community, this contemporary Christmas adventure is an exciting remix that weaves storytelling, rap music and comic book visuals with the recognizable sights and sounds of Brixton.
Audiences will be immersed in a theatrical space that has been transformed into an eerily familiar Victoria Line underground train.
This Alice encounters a motley crew of characters as she tries to find her way out of the Victoria line to return home to Brixton.
Brixton House artistic director and general manager Gbolahan Obisesan said: “I connected with Poltergeist work during lockdown and explored creative conversations, Alice in Wonderland has become an exciting journey to take together.
“She’s a very different Alice and we look forward to sharing this playful and enchanting rendition which so wonderfully captures the spirit of the community with Londoners young and old in December.”
Pictured: Alice in Wonderland Main photo: Guy J Sanders and Israel Kujore