On Wonderland (4 stars)

This article is from 2007.

On Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser

'If I’m not the same, the next question is: “Who in the world am I?”’. So said Alice when she fell down the rabbit hole and wound up in Wonderland, in the novel from which this play’s central character Moia’s (Kerry-Jayne Wilson) condition, micropsia, takes its common name.

The condition alters your perception, leading her to question her own identity and any truth in the world that surrounds her. In her search for herself, following the death of her father, she flees to London, but can she learn to trust a constantly changing world and ever find happiness? The play deals with feeling lost, trapped and the way we perceive ourselves, the world and our place in it. Wilson’s is an intense performance that benefits from its simplicity (one woman, one tin bath, a white lit stage) but that suffers in places from overly rapid delivery of the beautifully poetic dialogue. (Nicola Husband)

The Baby Belly, 0870 745 3083, until 26 Aug, 5.10pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

On Wonderland

  • 4 stars

Lewis Carroll-referencing poetic drama about micropsia, a condition which leaves you feeling a little bit Aliced. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'

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