Alice’s Adventures Underground (Review)

An amazing experience of deception, honour, love, fascination and pride. Note: contains a slight dose of spoilers. Not much, just a little.

Hidden away in the savvy street of Launcelot St, the world of Alice in Wonderland comes to life. In a performance presented to you by the Vaults – there is a frivolous world to unravel.

Before you head into the world of Alice Underground, you are given a slice of magic, wonder, and suspense in a trance that is arguably addicting. Following walls and doors that open suddenly, to battling your instinct on who to trust- truly brightens this world of the theatrical. By giving each player from the audience a card from the family of suits, each player is taken on a unique journey that determines their faith. Here, we become to unravel the good from the bad and the honest from the deceitful. In this interactive theatrical performance, we must follow a journey of joyous adventure and join hands with our fellow counterparts to unite in this battle of finding who ‘stole the queen’s tarts.’

Being given the card of hearts, the players of hearts were taken on a ride of passionate fury, entertainment and a roller-coaster of deep teary sentiments. We were taken into the world of hearts- a perspective worth experiencing. The dimensions of deceit and the elements of surprise were fascinating. With a build up of suspense – you honestly wouldn’t know what to expect. It was truly a childlike experience being whisked from room to room, meeting various recognisable wondrous characters that were brought so effortlessly to life. From your favourite White Hare to Alice herself, as well as the Mad Hatter and the troublesome meddling twins – why wouldn’t you want to explore the darkened dungeons of wonderland? With the passion of perks and the clattering of dishes, the characters fully interacted with the audience. Topped up with the fruity flirtation and cockiness from the audience who joined, it was interesting and hilarious to see. In this world, the rhythm of choice, emotion, and raw elements go against you and you must choose wisely. You must be careful physically and mentally, and allow yourself to be whisked through the world of Alice Underground. Holding hands with your fellow players and trusting them enough through the dark gallows of wonderland.

In this world, the rhythm of choice, emotion, and raw elements go against you and you must choose wisely. You must be careful physically and mentally, and allow yourself to be whisked through the world of Alice Underground. Holding hands with your fellow players and trusting them enough through the dark gallows of wonderland. A place that welcomes anyone, a place that separates friends, a place for the creatives, a place that’s for regular people like you and me. Honestly, by the end, you are going to be craving to trade cards with someone and try the journey again.

Just general fantastic fun!

The Vaults, Launcelot St, London SE1 7AD

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