Laura Wade's


Laura Wade

Gemma Brockis

The Sainsbury Theatre

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Monday 12 February, 7pm
Tuesday 13 February, 7pm
Wednesday 14 February, 7pm
Thursday 15 February, 2pm*
Thursday 15 February, 7pm

*This will be a relaxed performance. Find out more.

About the show

The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat won't stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life that's less than perfect. Follow Alice as she escapes her Sheffield home to find adventure in a topsy-turvy world.

Based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars.

This amateur production of “Alice” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Gemma is a London-based director, actor, writer and theatre maker. Gemma's recent work includes the play Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of Your Dead, which was chosen as one of The Guardian's Top 10 theatre shows of 2023.

Gemma started her theatrical career as a founder and co-artistic director of Shunt, a collective of 10 artists, who started making their own shows in Bethnal Green between 2000 and 2004 and in other venues across London until 2010.

Laura Wade is a playwright and screenwriter. Her recent plays include The Watsons (Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory), and Home, I’m Darling (National Theatre, Theatr Clwyd and the Duke of York’s Theatre) which won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Film work includes The Riot Club, adapted from her play Posh (Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre).

Laura’s playwriting career began at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, and developed at the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme and Soho Theatre’s Writer Attachment scheme.

Laura’s plays have been performed in many countries including the USA, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Slovenia and France. She is currently developing a feature film with support from the BFI Film Fund, and recently made her broadcasting debut in February 2020 as presenter of the new BBC Radio 4 narrative history series, Equal As We Are.

This play contains themes of childhood trauma, grief, and violence, references to child loss and the death penalty, and discussions of death.

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Gemma Brockis*

Cory Shipp*

Lighting Designer
Ciara Brady 

Sound Designer
Summer Collier

Voice Director
David Jarzen*

Music Director
James Michalos*

Movement Director
Rosamond Martin*

Costume Supervisor
Caitlyn Keaney*

Costume Assistant Supervisor
Sesselja Fanneyjardottir*

Wardrobe Assistant
Daniella Burgos Garcia*

Wardrobe Assistant
Laura Quigley*

Clowning Consultant
Kerry Frampton*

Scenic Artist
Millie Heighes*

Assistant Director
Zana Hoxha


Tweedle Dee/Dan/Gryphon
Louis Bisson

Ella Boyes

Guest 2/Doormouse/Commentator 1
Molly Bryson

Tyler Dailey

Krysstina Frempong

Tom/Tweedle Dum/Commentator 2
Crispin Glancy

Uncle/Joe/White Rabbit
Brandon Jewell

The Singer
Kiara Kiandra

Teacher/Humpty Dumpty/Teenage Boy
Evan Klein

Caterpillar/Croquet Official
Avria Lynn

Guest 1/Mock Turtle/Hedgehog/Teenage Girl
Geri McNamara

Vigs Otite 

Harry Pritchard

Cousin/Cheshire Cat/Knave 
Daniel Quinn-Toye

Romario Splatt

Production Team

Stage Manager
Katy Ross*

Deputy Stage Manager
Erin Blake

Assistant Stage Manager
Jay Cheung

Production Manager
Meghan Sorohan*

Chief Lx
Aidan Gibson

Deputy Lx/Programmer
Jennifer Garland

Production Sound Engineer
James Imber

Production Carpenter 
Peter Johnston

Lighting Crew
Olly Griffiths 
James Knight
Annabel Smeaton
Chloe Wood

Sound Assistants
Holly Higgs
Cammie Mackenzie
Megan Parker
Ace Turner
Sonia Wlodarczyk-Sroka

Construction Crew
Velia De Nicola
Charlie Henley-Castleden
Alex Hoppe
Angelika Marr
Amelia Thorpe