What do you do when you are sheltering in a London Underground station at the height of the blitz in 1940, and your best friend and first love is fading away before your eyes? You look for comfort of course; and what could be better than that favourite book that you have both shared through childhood?
Alice is worried about her best friend Alfred, and is struggling to deal with the situation that she is in. She needs to let go, and be aware that she too is growing up and moving on. Still, she wants to escape one more time into Wonderland, the book she knows by heart. Perhaps if she stays there, it will all be alright, and she can stay as she is……………. but does she really want to, and will the Wonderland characters really let her?
To find out the answers, come and see Alice by Heart at West Exe. This amazing and exciting new musical has been written by Steven Sater, with music by Duncan Sheikh (both of whom wrote Spring Awakening), especially for young people, and is being premiered as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival 2012. The cast includes students from Year 8 through to Year 11.
Performances Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March, 7.30 pm. Tickets are available from West Exe, £4 for adults, £2.50 concessions -reserve your place now as it’s sure to be a sell-out!