How brave and innovative of Creation Theatre to go for a live streamed performance at the start of next month. Bravo before you begin! Exciting theatre is back, socially distanced but in your face nonetheless! Alice in Wonderland is a classic revisited and the adaptation and direction by Zoe Seaton, is sure to engage.
The award-winning writer, Charlotte Keatley is also in the mix of this creative adventure. Don’t miss it, as I am sure it will thrill and excite you – if the pre production chat is anything to go by – read our interview here with their resident designer, Ryan Dawson Laight, whose design concepts will burrow us deep, perhaps taking us into the dreamy world or shadowy nightmares of tea parties, courts, caterpillars and chess.
The immersive theatre makers, Creation Theatre and Big Telly Theatre Company will present an innovative and fresh take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The company have have teamed with Charisma.ai, all are exciting players in interactive and immersive storytelling using technology to create digitally advanced production. Live streaming will blend real time performances with the latest in AI and online video techniques.
Be prepared to dive down the rabbit hole and experience a magical theatrical experience with favourite characters and familiar settings that will entertain as this much-loved classic gets the an overhaul. This show will bridge the worlds of theatre, art and technology.
Their previous success, The Tempest Live, has, am I sure, emboldened this creative squad and Alice will be pop up live each night on a screen near you throughout August.
Director Zoe Seaton says: “We wanted to be wildly ambitious and imaginative with this show and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is really freeing as a story. It’s so playful and already so surreal, mixing reality with illusion, a perfect combination for digital. The idea of setting the play in a theme park is also an ingenious, unconventional way to unlocking Alice’s adventures with the audience, and plays upon the skill of the actors, storytelling and drama.”
The creative team also includes playwright Charlotte Keatley, best known for her award-winning play My Mother Said I Never Should, described as one of the significant plays of the 20th century. Keatley has been part of the devising process and has guest written a scene from the Mad Hatter’s tea party. So have your selves a party and catch a live performance of Creation Theatre’s new this August.
Alice, A Virtual Theme Park runs from 1 – 30 Aug go to www.creationtheatre.co.uk
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