NEW VIC, Newcastle-under-Lyme, brings one of its best-loved festive shows ALICE IN WONDERLAND back for Christmas

    A New Vic production

    Alice in Wonderland

    By Lewis Carroll

    Adapted by Theresa Heskins

    Fri 18 November 2022 – Sat 28 January 2023

    New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Theresa Heskins’ (The Worst Witch, West End) hit adaptation of Alice in Wonderland returns to Staffordshire’s theatre-in-the-round this festive season as it celebrates 60 years of theatre-making.

    From the creative team behind critically-acclaimed New Vic Christmas shows Beauty and the BeastTreasure Island and UK Theatre award-winning The Snow Queen

    Opening at the theatre-in-the-round from Friday 18 November 2022 and running until Saturday 28 January 2023, audiences will journey with Alice down the rabbit hole, following the White Rabbit into a curiously enchanting new world, filled with even curiouser characters, to celebrate the culmination of the theatre company’s 60th anniversary of theatre making.

    New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins said: “I’m very happy this year to be revisiting one of my favourite productions, Alice In Wonderland. It’s a show that can be enjoyed by all ages at the same time, and everyone will find something wonderful in it.  As with all of our Christmas plays, the fun and theatricality is underpinned by an engaging story and a substantial theme, which springs from Lewis Carroll’s original.”

    As she searches for a way home, Alice encounters strange and whimsical people: a disappearing Cheshire Cat with a grin wider than she’s ever seen, a Mad Hatter whose tea party never quite serves tea, and a bad tempered Queen who is looking for her jam tarts…

    This adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic by New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins will be captivatingly brought to life by the same creative team behind the theatre’s previous successful Christmas productions including Beauty and the BeastTreasure Island and the UK Theatre award-winning The Snow Queen.

    In trademark New Vic style, Alice in Wonderland is set to be an adventure like no other, filled with fun, laughter, live music and many magical moments, giving the young, and young-at-heart, a joyful festive treat this year.

    With a special Early Bird ticket offer available, audiences who buy their tickets before 30 June 2022 will enjoy £10.00 off usual ticket prices; and for anyone booking for the opening night of Friday 18 November, all tickets will be priced at a special anniversary offer price of £6.00.

    Alice in Wonderland will take to the stage at the New Vic from Friday 18 November 2022 to Saturday 28 January 2023. Tickets are on sale now. For more information and to book call the Box Office on 01782 717 962 or visit

    Accessible Performances:

    Sign-Language Interpreted Performance Saturday 14 January 2.15pm

    Audio Described Performances Thursday 5 January 2.15pm, Saturday 14 January 7.30pm

    Captioned Performances Tuesday 17 January 2.15pm, Saturday 21 January 7.30pm

    Relaxed Performance Saturday 7 January 2.15pm

    Socially Distanced Performances: Friday 6 January 7.30pm, Saturday 14 January 2.15pm

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