Alice in Wonderland

Text and stage direction
Hugo Bélanger

Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic

Follow The Rabbit!

Alice refuses to do her homework. Preferring to play and day-dream, she hides in her father’s study. Out of nowhere comes a curious looking rabbit, eater of novels. Wanting to keep the rodent from devouring all the books, Alice chases the rabbit through his borough and discovers a wonderland.

Late for his appointment with the Queen of Hearts, the Rabbit leaves Alice in a hurry, but forgets his gloves. These gloves he must wear in the sovereign’s presence otherwise: “Off with his head!”.

Eager to save the Rabbit’s life, Alice dashes to his rescue and encounters strange and fascinating characters such as Humpty Dumpty the egg, a philosophizing Caterpillar, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Snark Hunter, in this intriguing universe where rabbits are late and quarrels make good friends.

Faithful to the madness and the lively humour of the original piece, this revisitation of the famous Lewis Caroll’s classic tale has a unique twist: the setting is no longer a garden but a library full of pop-up books! Each book is then a discovery and a door to the next adventure. As much as it is a praise of reading, Alice in Wonderland is also a gateway to the imagination… Will you follow the white rabbit?

  • Recipient of the Acadie-Rideau Prize 2008.
  • Nominated for the Prix de l’Association Québécoise des Critiques de Théâtre 2009-2010.
  • Official selection International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) 2012

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Calendar

City Venue Date
Lasarre, QC Théâtre Liliane-Perreault November 19, 2022
Rouyn, QC Théâtre du Cuivre November 20, 2022
Ville-Marie, QC Théâtre du Rift November 22 and 23, 2022
Val-d'Or, QC Théâtre Télébec November 24, 2022
Kingston, ON The Grand Theater November 27 and 28, 2022
Burlington, ON Burlington Performing Arts Center November 30 and December 1st, 2022
Oakville, ON Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, AEG Liebherr Auditorium December 3rd, 2022
St. Catharines, ON FirstOntario Performing Arts Center, Partridge Hall December 4 and 5, 2022
Ottawa, On Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe December 7, 2022
Gatineau, QC Carrefour Culturel ESTacade, Salle Desjardins From December 12 to December 15, 2022
Actors
Jeanne Plourde
Philomène Lévesque-Rainville
Valérie Deault
Alice
Dominique Leclerc
Céleste Dubé
Sarianne Cormier
The Rabbit, Tweedledee, The Jack of Diamonds
Gabriel De Santis-Caron
Maxime Béliveau
Bruno Piccolo
Humpty Dumpty, The Snark Hunter, The Ace of Clubs
Joëlle Thouin
Milva Ménard
Céleste Dubé
Marie-Ève Trudel
Cynthia Wu-Maheux
Josianne Dicaire
The Queen of Hearts, The Dormouse, The Caterpillar, The Door, The Cheshire Cat
Philippe Robert
Nicolas Germain-Marchand
Claude Tremblay
Tweedledum, The Mad Hatter, The Two of Spades
Conceptors
Text and stage direction Hugo Bélanger
English translation Maureen Labonté
Assistant stage director Claudia Couture
Set, masks, puppets and costumes design Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle
Lighting design Jean-Philippe Charbonneau
Lighting design and technical direction of the first version David-Alexandre Chabot
Music and sound design Patrice d'Aragon
Stage Manager Geneviève Gagnon
Jean-François Patoine
Josée Fontaine Rubi
Production manager and technical director Michel Tremblay
Collaborators
English coach Julia Lenardon
Set, masks, puppets and costumes design assistant Marie-Pier Fortier
Seamstresses Marie-Noelle Labrie-Klis
Madeleine Leduc