Tales of Alice following the white rabbit down a hole and entering an incredible land where nothing is quite what it seems have delighted children and adults for generations. Throughout the summer, visitors to London probably staying in comfortable Holiday Apartments London are able to enjoy one of the most spectacular Alice in Wonderland attractions around.
Les Enfants Terribles have returned to the Vaults deep under Waterloo Station with their Olivier award nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground. Buying your permit to enter Wonderland will result in a theatrical experience like no other. Fall down the rabbit hole and then you have to make choices – do you follow ‘eat me’ or ‘drink me’. The results may not be what you expect.
Fancy tea at the biggest un-birthday party with the Mad Hatter or join the underground movement to rise against the fearsome Queen of Hearts. Watch roses being painted red. Or simply follow the White Rabbits footsteps and let the Cheshire Cat take you to unexpected destinations.
What makes this show especially unusual is that no two shows are ever identical. Just as Lewis Carroll loved his puzzles, so this show is a total puzzle so you will find your way out - eventually.
It boasts some stunning statistics such as the provision of 48,487 eat me sweets throughout the summer, 11 puppets and masks and 24 different adventures occurring simultaneously with characters taking on more than one role. There are even three different white rabbits.
Head out of your room at the Presidential Marylebone Mayfair and relax with a mad cocktail in the Wonderland Bar before returning to normality in Waterloo! Booking is recommended as tickets sell out fast.
Although Lewis Carroll is mainly associated with Oxford, where he taught at the University he did spend a lot of time in London. He was keen photographer and visited many of the famous sites of London, as well as photographing prominent scientists, actors as well as people like Tennyson and Ruskin. He loved watching plays at the London theatres and would certainly have enjoyed the madness of this version of his famous novel.
Examples of Alice related items can be seen in both the V&A Museum, Kensington and the Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green. There are Alice soft toys, board games as well as illustrations, pictures and copies of the books to be seen. The Museum of Childhood gives a wonderful glimpse into Alice’s childhood world and the toys she would have known so well – the dolls, the dolls houses, tea parties and miniature theatres. One of the most stunning collections to be seen in the Museum of Childhood are the beautiful paper model theatres which children used to tell stories. You can also see items of clothing which would have been very familiar to Alice as the museums collection includes countless garments and accessories worn by children with similar backgrounds.
There is a memorial to Lewis Carroll in Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey. The memorial was installed in 1982 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.
So, if you are coming to London this summer and planning to stay for some time then Aparthotels London might be a great choice for you.