Alice Adventures Underground

Alice Adventures Underground London

Last week I went to see Alice Adventures Underground. After a successful sell-out run in 2015, the show is on again at The Vaults  in London. As a big fan of Alice in Wonderland, immersive theatres, and all things surreal, I obviously HAD to watch this one :)

If you are wondering what an immersive theatre is, it’s a show where the audience takes an active role in the story line! Yes, you!

Alice Adventures Underground London

After being led into a room full of dusty old books, antique-style furniture and lots of mirrors (of course!), we see Alice for the first time. She speaks to us through the mirror, seemingly a bit lost and unable to remember her name. Also she doesn’t really look like the Disney version of Alice. She much rather looks like an Alice after a zombie apocalypse. At that moment, if not earlier, you realise that you are not in for the cute Alice in Wonderland story but instead for some sort of strange and bizarre adventure.

Soon after that, we meet the bunny. I understand that also he is supposed to look like the ‘zombiefied’ version of the traditional bunny in Alice in Wonderland but I, personally, thought he was super cute. Yes, that’s probably just me.

 

Alice Adventures Underground London

Eat Me… or Drink me….?

‘Eat Me’ or ‘Drink Me’ is the decision you have to make upon entering Alice’s underground world through the rabbit hole. We opt for ‘Drink Me’ and seal our fate.

Next we are issued our entry / ID cards (called SUITs) for this surreal world that we are about to enter. We all receive Spades and thereby, unknowingly, join the movement against the Queen of Hearts. That said, there are lots of parallel stories happening at the same time. So even if you come to watch the show twice, each experience will be a bit different for you.

Alice Adventures Underground London

If you are a fan of immersive theatres you will LOVE Alice Adventures Underground!

And that’s it. I won’t tell you more because one of the most exciting parts of this show, and in general of immersive theatres, is not knowing what happens next. The only thing I say is, that the Alice Underground world is bizarre, sometimes a bit creepy, but absolutely magical and intoxicating.

Alice Adventures Underground London

Alice Adventures Underground London

Be there or be square..

Alice Adventures Underground runs several times a day from Tuesdays to Sundays. The play takes around 90 min, so make sure to arrive a bit in advance to sit down, have a drink and use the toilet before you dive into Alice’s Wonderland.

 

Enter the rabbit hole here: WONDERLAND TICKET

 

Alice Adventures Underground London

I have partnered with Alice Adventures Underground for this post. All opinions are my own.

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23 Comments

  1. July 24, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I’m so jealous you got to go to this! I am dying to see it.

  2. July 24, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    I’m normally not a fan of being involved in performances, but Alice Adventures Underground looks amazing! The detail and sets look realistic and fun.

  3. July 24, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Nice. Looks like an epic Alice in Wonderland show, with the underground twist. I like how they show their characters in their costumes, really dark whimsical looking. The play must be so much fun to watch live.

  4. July 24, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I have never done anything like this before – it looks amazing! Your photos are gorgeous too

  5. July 24, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I never got to experience immersive theater but I would love too! I love the costumers, the make up and the atmosphere from picture. Must have been such a cool experience!

  6. July 24, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    This is nice and it looks an epic show. I would have loved to have seen the performance

  7. July 24, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    This looks like an interesting production! The costumes are really fabulous. I’m not really a fan of immersive performances though. When people try to get me to participate in these things, I’m stubborn and say no way. I’d rather watch!
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  8. Claudia Krusch
    July 24, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I have always been a huge Alice fan. I would love to go see Alice Adventures Underground. These are amazing photos.

  9. Deanna
    July 24, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    This sounds really cool. My son loves stuff likes this I bet he would like to see it. I will have to tell him about it. We live in such a creative world.

  10. July 24, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    I remember Alice Adventure as a cartoon I used to watch when I was a kid, it was pleasant. This play, however, looks more intense and dark. It’s interesting and I wish I could see it.
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  11. July 25, 2017 / 2:15 am

    Now this I have to see especially as A. I am a fan of Alice in Wonderland and B. I adore immersive theatre. I will have to check out the vaults! Where in London are you based by the way? x
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  12. July 25, 2017 / 2:20 am

    What incredible images! I’d love to see this production. How incredibly lucky you are to be in London and see Alice Adventures Underground. I’m definitely feeling a bit jelly!

  13. July 25, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I love anything whimsical and slightly creepy. Love Alica in Wonderland and Tim Burton and this seems like a lovely combination of both!

  14. Blair villanueva
    July 25, 2017 / 10:07 am

    The costumes are so artsy and very creative. Though I felt a little cringe – its means the characters are effective.

  15. Cristina Leau
    July 25, 2017 / 11:13 am

    This is not my style, but it’s nice to see there are different types of interpretation and production. I know some people who would like this.

  16. Jessica Taylor
    July 25, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Oh my goodness I am so jealous! Alice Adventures Underground looks amazing! I definitely need to check it out! I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland!

  17. July 25, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    This looks amazing!! I would actually love to be in it and dress up with all those cool costumes and makeup!!

  18. Akamatra
    July 26, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Omg what a cool thing to watch and be part at! I would love to go in a such a theater!

  19. Ophelia Tang
    July 28, 2017 / 4:33 am

    This show looks amazing. The costumes are so interesting and perfectly match the characters. Thanks for sharing.

  20. August 7, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Alice is my all time favorite character! I can not imagine any better way to experience the book, the pictures say it all! (Disney gave Alice a very different look than what she actually looked like I am more than thrilled to see a different point of view). Would be on the look out for this!

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