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Alice in Wonderland (February)


Riverside Theatre


22 February - 24 February 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside and Michael Sieders presents
Adapted by Mary Anne Butler

Come and follow us down the rabbit hole into a world of white rabbits in waist coats, grins without cats, bad-tempered Queens, a Hatter and Hare who are quite mad and a questioning Caterpillar dispensing advice.

For over 150 years Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has captured the imaginations of children all over the world and now returns in a fresh, exciting and all new Australian adaptation by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler.

This is a nonstop, mad-capped, nonsensical theatrical adventure that gets curiouser and curiouser by the minute stars Dubs Yunupingu as Alice – the first time the role has been played by an Aboriginal woman. So, don’t be late or it will be “off with your head!”

Dubs Yunupingu, an absolutely magnetic actress, whose fresh-faced enthusiasm and considerable personal magnetism is perfect for children’s theatre, and she effortlessly embodies the character of Alice.Australian Stage

How to make Alice in Wonderland feel fresh and relevant in 2018?… make her a 13 year old AFL-loving misfit who was chased off the footy team by boys saying a girl can’t hack the sport. Put her in a version of that iconic blue and white outfit, but make it clear that she can’t stand it. Use her trip to Wonderland to help Alice discover that her voice matters as much as that of any boy.Time Out Sydney

Please note: This production contains haze

Suitable for: Ages 7+ and their families

Dates & Times:

Thursday 22 February at 10:30am & 12:30pm
Friday 23 February at 10:30am & 12:30pm (Relaxed Performance)

Saturday 24 February at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm

Executive Producer
Michael Sieders

Cristabel Sved

Production Designer
Melanie Liertz

Composer and Sound Designer
Steve Toulmin

Lighting Designer
Matt Cox

Image by
Richard Hedger

Cast Includes
Dubs Yunupingu
Alex Packard
Ebony Vagulans
Drew Wilson

Suitable for Years 3 – 6


For me, if there is one story that epitomises imagination and creativity, it’s Alice in Wonderland. It was one of the first novel adaptations I ever engaged with as a child, so I am delighted that Michael Sieders Presents, who brought us the amazing production The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show in 2015 and 2016, is bringing this new adaptation to engage a whole new generation of children with the zany world of Wonderland. Great for teaching all sorts of literary techniques like metaphor, prose and personification, your students will smile like Cheshire cats after seeing this production.


Download the Curriculum Links here: Alice In Wonderland Curriculum Links


Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment


Visual Cues:
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

Relaxed Performance:
The relaxed performance for Alice in Wonderland is on Friday 23 February at 12:30pm.

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Ticket Options

Members $30
Adult $35
Concession $30
Family of 4 $105
Groups 8+ $30
Student/Teacher $22
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

Available Dates

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60 minutes (No interval)

Riverside Membership

30 Club

Dining at Novotel

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