Not seen Alice In Wonderland at Derby Theatre!? What are you waiting for?

Curious and magical Christmas show receives great reviews.


A new adaptation by Mike Kenny from the book by Lewis Carroll Directed by Sarah Brigham.

Alice in Wonderland, Derby Theatre’s big, family-friendly festive production, is now open and receiving great reviews from the press and audiences alike.


The Stage awarded the production ★★★★★ and said it was “wholly original and truly inspired…the best theatre of its kind”; ★★★★★ also from ourselves at East Midlands Theatre who utterly adored it! Possibly the best original show this Christmas in the East Midlands!

Reviews Hub say “An energetic, funny and exuberant performance” ★★★★; View from a Daddy blogger described it as “Curious characters, magic….vivid staging and fantastic staging… all combining to make the perfect Christmas treat” with the British Theatre Guide adding “Quite bonkers but really rather good” and “a visual delight” said the Derby Telegraph.

Audience comments include: “we all had a brilliant time, we absolutely loved the show”, “My girls (aged 3 and 5) were entranced all the way through”, “what a wonderful production, perfect for all the family”, “I would really like to see it again, the whole cast were superb”, “Thank you Derby Theatre for such a great night out, we will be back” and “amazing…I am going to tell all my friends”.

Olivier award-winning playwright Mike Kenny gives Lewis Carroll’s original much-loved classic tale an exciting new twist in a must-see new production for all the family from Derby Theatre.

Alice is an ordinary girl, anxious about a big day at school, when suddenly she falls down a rabbit hole and everything goes a bit strange. Plunged into a bonkers world, ruled by The Queen of Hearts, from the present time and place, Alice meets all the familiar characters of Carroll’s tale, the White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee, but she notices they bear a rather odd resemblance to her friends, her teachers, her family and the school bullies!

Can she make sense of it, and find a way out, and how can she wake up from this dream when she’s not even aware that she’s asleep?

So join Alice, The Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Dormouse at Derby Theatre for an evening of sheer madness, where not everything is as it seems.

Alice in Wonderland runs until Saturday 7 January and tickets range from £12 to £28, with concession and group rates available. For more information and to book tickets for one, or both, shows call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or visit

Alice in Wonderland is sponsored by Mini Stratstone Derby.

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