Sonic Boom Theatre present
Thu 25 - Sat 27 Aug 2011 | Thurs 25th: 6.30pm // Fri 26th: 1pm, 6.30pm // Sat 27th: 12.30pm, 3pm, 6.30pm | £9 /£7 concession /£8 per person on bookings of 10 or more (call Box Office for details)
Sonic Boom Theatre present Lewis Caroll’s Through The Looking Glass at the Arches, Glasgow on 25th to 27th August.
“If I could even be just a pawn… I’m sure one day I shall become Queen!”
Everyone knows the story of Alice, the little girl who chased a white rabbit down a rabbit hole to a magical land where nothing was what it seemed. Everyone knows about how she encountered all sorts of bizarre creatures and people, all eccentric, all very mad. Everyone knows she survived the court of the Queen of Hearts and got home safe.
But do you know what happened next?
Through The Looking Glass tells the story of Alice’s return to the magical world of Wonderland, where characters old and new await her return. But this time, she didn’t find herself there by mistake. This time, she stepped through her looking glass deliberately. And, now that she’s braved it once before, her concern is no longer a struggle to get home but the quest to become Queen.
But remember: all is not what it seems inside a looking glass. One can scarcely tell if they are coming or going and time passes only when it feels like it. Sometimes it seems like one has to run as fast as one can only to stay where one began….
Creating the wonder of Wonderland through magical costumes and set, Sonic Boom present their adaptation of the lesser-known sequel to Lewis Caroll’s much-loved tale Alice In Wonderland, which features a stronger and more interesting Alice than its predecessor.
An adventure for both adults and children, follow Alice into a chessboard world filled with lions and unicorns, talking flowers and depressed insects, Humpty Dumpty and the Tweedle twins, a flamboyant Hatter, knights, pawns, kings and, most importantly, queens.
Directed by Kenny Boyle.
Featuring Clare Sheppard as Alice.
Recommended for ages 5+
Please enter through Argyle Street
Duration: 1hr 30 mins
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”