Alice has returned to Wonderland in many new adaptations of Carroll’s classic, and each time the story has been slightly tweaked, changed, or modernised. This particular production perhaps takes its adaptation a little far with its inclusion of zombies. In this too-dingy studio, a group of adults perform the kind of physical theatre that would come out of a school drama class, and speedily-delivered lines are lost behind self-consciously twitching animal masks. Some clever continuations are a small saving grace – Dinah the cat, the secret of the Black Queen and questions of loyalty and morality are in the same vein as the original. But others, like the developing relationship between Alice and the White Rabbit, are a tweak too far.
C soco, 17 – 29 Aug, 10.00am (11.00am), £4.50 – £8.50, fpp237.
tw rating 2/5