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LSBU Student Theatre Company Presents Alice, by Laura Wade

21 October 2015
A green poster advertising Alice

Second-year Drama and Performance students will perform Laura Wade’s modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland in LSBU's Edric Theatre

Drama and Performance Students from London South Bank University (LSBU)'s School of Arts and Creative Industries are set to perform Alice, by contemporary playwright Laura Wade, in the opening performance of the 2015-16 LSBU theatre season.

The LSBU Student Theatre Company will stage Wade's modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, in the year of the 150th anniversary of the classic tale. Wade’s script explores bereavement and imagination, through a wonderland escape-hatch.

The production will be directed by Tanya Roberts, Artistic Director of Metra Theatre, whose production of 3 Sisters - an adaptation of the Chekhov classic performed on a canal boat - was programmed by The Lowry, The Wales Millennium Centre and The Oxford Playhouse theatres. Tanya was previously an assistant director at The Young Vic, and frequently works in education and with The International Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk, Poland.

The students will be performing in the Edric Theatre, LSBU's dedicated space for theatre and performance, situated at the heart of the university's Southwark Campus. 

Gill Foster, Artistic Director of the LSBU Student Theatre Company and Course Director, Drama and Performance, comments: “Students are hard at work on the LSBU Student Theatre Company's 2015-16 season as they experience the rigours of the professional theatre industry in a programme of exciting, intensive performance projects, working with professional guest directors, theatre companies and performers. Alice promises to be a wonderful showcase of the talents of our students.”

Alice runs from 22-23 October at the Edric Theatre, 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA. Each performance commences at 7pm. Tickets: £8.50/ £5 concessions, available in advance from the Edric Theatre box office on info@edrictheatre.co.uk

 
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