Fan of Alice in Wonderland?
Well, this ought to have you grinning like a… well, you know.
It’s been 157 years since Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – better known as Lewis Carroll – first published his long cherished children’s book, and so the V&A decided to host a huge exhibition to celebrate. Somewhat derailed by Covid, it’s now back on track, promising to take its audience on a “mind-bending journey down the rabbit hole”, with over 350 exhibits, all thrown together in an “immersive and theatrical show”.
You’ll meet all of your favourite characters: Alice herself; The Queen Of Hearts; The Mad Hatter; The Cheshire Cat; Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum; and more; all of whom will be brought to life through big-budget, theatrical staging.
Of course, Alice In Wonderland wasn’t just a children’s book, it also had a long-lasting cultural impact on everything from fashion to cinema, art, and music; all of which you’ll experience first hand at the exhibition.
You’ll get to track the evolution of film and special effects as you watch Alice herself transform over centuries, beginning with the original photograph of the ‘real’ Alice Liddell, taken by Julia Margaret Cameron, then moving onto John Tenniel’s original illustrations for the first edition book, sketches from Salvador Dali, original concept art for Disney’s 1951 animated version, illustrations from Ralph Steadman, fashion designs by Vivienne Westwood, and more recent props from Tim Burton’s feature film.
Tickets are on sale now (and every Tuesday at 12pm you can bag resale tickets for the week ahead) so you can check it out for yourself…
…and see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
NOTE: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser is now open and running until 31 December 2021. Tickets are available now at the V&A’s website right here.
V&A, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
In case you get peckish…Elystan Street is pretty close by.