Ever wondered what Alice in Wonderland would be like if Lewis Carroll wrote it in 2020 and turned it into a dynamic online event? If so, don’t hesitate to book for Alice: A Virtual Theme Park. It is prepared by site-responsive and immersive theatre-makers Creation Theatre and Big Telly Theatre Company, teamed up with Charisma.ai, ground-breakers in storytelling technology. Great entertainment for children and parents stimulates the imagination as a refreshing alternative to TV shows, movies and video games, probably overused by everyone during the lockdown.

The title is very accurate as the Zoom production actually resembles a theme park. It leaves the viewers the choice to decide whether they want to visit Hell’s Kitchen, participate in Sports Day, watch Tweedles Balancing Act or face up to Killer Queen. Eventually, everyone reunites at the tea party and in the court, as the famous scenes from the novel are imagined. A remarkably uplifting picture for every bookworm proves that classic literature can be an endless source of inspiration, interlaced with modern technologies.

A Virtual Theme Park makes sure to remain interactive and engages with its wide audience in various competitions and games, encouraging them to switch on their Zoom camera and even unmute their microphones at times. This measure might be more entertaining for children and a bit intimidating for the adults but at least, it intends to recreate the sense of proximity, characteristic of the actual theatrical performance.

Moreover, Alice: A Virtual Theme Park is a multidimensional, professionally prepared experience, with actual costumes, wonderful instrumental soundtrack and graphic designs perfectly capturing the original spirit of Alice. For an adult viewer, in particular, the elements beyond the performance might seem even more impressive and interesting than the actual show.

Anybody looking for entertainment for the whole family, slightly more ambitious than staring at the TV screen, should nevertheless sign up for Alice: A Virtual Theme Park and explore an innovative take on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel. Make sure to download Zoom beforehand and don’t be late because, although the space is virtual and undefined, the event happens in the real-time at least.

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Magdalena is a student of English Language and Literature Linguistics at The University of Edinburgh, she reads 3 books a week and speaks 4 languages. Magdalena writes in the Music section for The Student newspaper – the oldest student newspaper in UK. She is an aspiring musician with 9 years of experience in music college a guitar and piano player, vocalist and new songwriter.


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