Alice in Wonderland and Other Adventures With Lewis Carroll (1 star)

Badly sung songs, ill-fitting costumes and stilted delivery

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This article is from 2011.

Alice in Wonderland and Other Adventures With Lewis Carroll

Actor Richard Smithies looks ‘surprisingly like’ Lewis Carroll says the Fringe catalogue – unfortunately, this is where the positives end. The songs are badly sung to midi backing tracks, the costume ill-fitting, the delivery stilted and crucial episodes in the Alice saga are skipped over entirely. The sole infant attending the same performance as The List slept through the latter half – a wise move on her part.

New Town Theatre, 220 0143, until 28 Aug (not 16), 11.30am, £7–£8 (£5–£6).

This article is from 2011.

Alice in Wonderland and Other Adventures With Lewis Carroll

  • 1 star

Lewis Carroll is brought to life as humourist, poet, mathematician and lover of children by Richard Smithies, who looks surprisingly like Carroll, in an enchanting and endearingly comic performance. The poems, including Jabberwocky and Beautiful Soup, have been set to lively music, which one listener described as a…

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