Alice in Canning Town

Art & Culture

Alice in Canning Town

This is Alice in Wonderland as you’ve never seen before. All the favourite characters are still there, but in new, modern guises. A cockney rabbit, a rave-mad Mad Hatter, a hookah-smoking ex-Bollywood actor, Tweedledee and Tweedledum as hipsters, and a would-be grime artist called MC Turtle.

From Cockney to Bangra, from the Krays to Stormzy, Alice in Canning Town is a celebration of not only one of the best loved fantasies of all time, but a kaleidoscopic and action-packed journey through an East End that survived Hitler’s blitz and reinvented itself as a leading light in multicultural Britain.

Alice in Canning Town has been reconfigured specially for the East End, and performed site-responsively in Canning Town’s Arc in the Park, an inclusive adventure playground in Canning Town. Arc in the Park is a vibrant and dynamic adventure playground, featuring tree houses, swings, trampolines, rope bridges, giant slides, teepees, and as such, is a perfect fit for the playful and surreal world of Alice.

Everyone is welcome to attend this pay-what-you-can performance. All proceeds go to Arc in the Park.

Please that note Alice in Canning Town is a promenade production. Suitable for ages 12+.

Time & date

Mon 12–Sun 18 August

Location

Arc in the Park

Tickets

Pay-what-you-like, booking required
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