Here’s what some of our reviewers have been saying about Alix in Wundergarten
Steve Tucker Wales Online *****
“A ‘wunderbar’ production that is ‘fascinating, disturbing, but most of all, completely hilarious…ditch taking the kids to Aladdin and instead see this incredible new play at the capital’s brightest small theatre venue”
“over 90 minutes, I had been enlightened, riveted and thoroughly entertained”
“Pandolfo is so prodigiously talented as both scribe and performer…What hallucinatory dream prompted him to create this work remains unknown, but thank goodness he did. The rest of the cast are uniformly excellent, slipping in and out of character as needs dictate”
“Richard Elfyn as Nick, a washed up West End star, is stand-out, bringing depth and vulnerability”
“Special mention to director Angharad Lee too, who somehow mothered this madness into corporal form and everyone else involved in the impeccable technical aspects. Carl Davies’ set, in particular, is perfect”
“OK, enough words, go along, I promise you will not regret this ‘wunderbar’ evening in the theatre”
Emily Garside Wales Arts Review – RECOMMENDED
“The Other Room is the perfect setting for the cramped radio studio, wonderfully designed by Carl Davies, it feels like the real thing”
“Alix in Wundergarten is a hilariously funny piece of theatre…endlessly fascinating with many layers…a credit to both Lee and her actors”
“we get a wonderful snapshot of the inner workings of actor’s lives, and with it indeed a snapshot of just how people work when put in that classic scenario of being trapped in a small room together for an extended period of time”
Mike Smith Arts Scene in Wales
“This was my first show of the Christmas season and what a wunderbar start”
“90 minute romp that ranges from laugh-out loud-humour, chuckle-inducing frivolity, toe-curling awkwardness”
Othniel Smith British Theatre Guide
“The play is very funny, and the performances excellent”
“there is much amusing awkwardness”
“some striking comedic moments”
“more than enough laugh-out-loud moments”
“the sense of randomness is wonderful, and the penny drops….Where the acting begins and ends becomes unknown and The Other Room’s intimate setting is absolutely perfect along with Carl Davies’ design”
“There is no doubt of Angharad Lee’s strength of direction…making a completely energised performance”
“The actors are fantastic…they are incomparable”
Theatre and Tea Blog
“We’re all mad here…Difficult Stage have created a hilarious slice of pub theatre in Alix in Wundergarten”
Keira Sikora Young Critics
“The Other Room…is currently home to a ridiculously funny, curiously clever and oddly insightful alternative Christmas ‘play’”
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To buy tickets head to theotherroom.com
Tweedledee, Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll)
Actor: A person whose profession is acting on the stage, in films, on radio, or on television; a person who behaves in a way that is not genuine.
Ego: A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance; Psychoanalysis The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.
Play: A dramatic work for the stage or to be broadcast; engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.
Success: The good or bad outcome of an undertaking; the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
Congratulations avid radio drama listener! You have won and are invited to join our live audience and cast as we record Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. On winning the competition in 2014, Lee McCarthy said “After losing my Mum and Step-Brother to swine flu, being invited to watch an all Mongolian cast record ‘Three Sisters’ by Chekhov cheered me right up. I even got to create the sound of mating foxes with a carrot and an oyster knife-Thank you”.
Written by: François Pandolfo and the Company
Director: Angharad Lee
Company: Richard Elfyn, Arthur Hughes, Louisa Marie Lorey, François Pandolfo and Dean Rehman
Dramaturg: Katy Owen
Design: Carl Davies
Lighting: Paul Towson
Sound: Lloyd Grayshon
Stage Management: Julie Towson
Producer: Ben Tyreman
Production Photography: Aenne Pallasca
Alix in Wundergarten was made possible by funding from the Arts Council of Wales.
difficult|stage gratefully acknowledges the support of its Kickstarter backers:
Catrin Aaron, Julie Barclay, Amy Belson, Michael Blaha, Antony Byrne, Anna Calliva, Curtis Calliva, David Charles, Martha Cruickshank, Gillian Elisa, Paul Englishby, Jim Finnis, Oliver Ford Davies, Phylip Harries, Alex Hassell, Owen Horsley, Eiry Hughes, Jane Tassell, Dale Mathurin, Adanna Oji, Oge Okoh, Scriptography