The timeless story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is being brought vividly to life in the open-air at Wild Place Project this summer.
A magical play with songs and dances based on Lewis Carroll’s famous tale will be performed in glorious Tower Meadow on Monday August 20.
It is a rare chance to join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland and meets wonderful eccentric and colourful characters including the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.
The action will take place just a few steps from some of Wild Place Project’s most exotic animals.
It is being presented by the Lincoln-based Chapterhouse Theatre Company as part of a nationwide tour.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland begins at 4pm but people should arrive at least 15 minutes before this to give them a chance to find a place to sit.
It is best for everyone who comes to bring their own blanket or a portable chair to sit on and a coat just in case it rains.
Tickets are available online and include free entry to Wild Place Project but numbers are limited and advance booking is essential to avoid being disappointed.
Nigel Simpson, head of operations at Wild Place Project, said: “This is a real family show with singing, dancing all woven around that enchanting story of Alice.”
Carroll invented the story of Alice to entertain young Alice Liddell during an afternoon picnic. She told him he must write it down and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published in 1865.
By the time Carroll died in 1898 Alice had become the most popular children’s book in England and is still loved all over the world today.
All money raised from this event will help support Bristol Zoological Society’s charitable objectives.