by John Logan
August 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 7.45, Matinee August 30 at 2.15 early August 25 at 6.30
The Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
“In a hundred years, no one will ever remember Alice Liddell. And no one will ever forget Alice in Wonderland. . . Now you tell me who’s more real.”
When Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the opening of a Lewis Carroll centenary exhibition, the original Alice in Wonderland came face to face with the original Peter Pan.
What on earth did these two iconic “dream- children” talk about?
In John Logan’s new play, enchantment and reality collide, as this chance encounter lays bare the lives of these two extraordinary characters, exploring the agony and the ecstasy of inherited fame.
The play had its world premiere in London in March 2013, with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw as Alice and Peter.
John Logan is well-known to Independent Theatre. Now a brilliant screenwriter – Gladiator, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd, Skyfall – he has returned to playwriting. As with his Tony-Award-winning Red in 2011,
he has generously granted Independent Theatre the exclusive rights to his beautiful new play’s Australian Premiere.