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THEATRE Alice in Won­der­land In 1999, when Blue Rain­coat first staged Alice’s Ad­ven­tures in Won­der­land, in an ex­ploratory and spry adap­ta­tion by Jo­ce­lyn Clarke, they found room not only for Alice, the White Rab­bit, the Mad Hat­ter and the Ch­e­sire Cat, among other fa­mil­iar and fas­ci­nat­ing vi­sions, but also for Lewis Car­roll – or Charles Dodg­son to use his real name – the story’s teller in­cor­po­rated into his nar­ra­tive, de­picted with his dis­cov­er­ies in the same dance-like phys­i­cal­ity. Re­turn­ing to one of the com­pany’s most suc­cess­ful works to con­clude its 25th an­niver­sary, Blue Rain­coat here re­place Dodg­son with an older ver­sion of Alice, the first ex­plorer, which some will see as a sat­is­fy­ing through­line within the com­pany’s own ex­plo­rations of sailors, ad­ven­tur­ers and cos­mo­nauts. They all keep seek­ing.

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