Out and About: Alice’s Adventures Underground

Greetings friends! And how are you on this lovely day? Today I wanted to talk about the awesome gift that the sisterlings got me for my birthday this year. A trip to Alice’s Adventures Underground because, spoiler, it was awesome! What is Alice’s Adventures Underground I hear you cry? Well it’s a brilliant immersive theatre show, which is currently taking place in the Waterloo Vaults in London.

If that doesn’t mean anything to you, because if I’m honest it didn’t mean much to me at first either, then let me explain… It’s basically a theatre show that you are in. So you go through the story of Alice in Wonderland during the performance. How cool is that?!

Without giving away any spoilers it’s a two-hour show that starts with you diving into Alice’s world in an English drawing-room and ending in a room of mirrors. In the next room two performers give you the option of ‘Drink Me’ or ‘Eat Me’ as per the famous book. At that point you go through one of two doors before being split up again into groups of playing card suits. So we chose ‘Eat Me’ and then become part of Hearts. From them on, so for the next 90 minutes of the Alice’s Adventures Underground experience you’re with the rest of the hearts trying to work out which of the cast were the true spy, working against the Queen.

As you’re trying to work out the truth you go through all sorts of different rooms. From meeting Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum to visiting the kitchens and attending a tea party and spotting Alice herself as she ventures into Wonderland. You also learn a certain part, which you have to play at the very last scene when the entire audience is back together again. It sounds odd, I know, but it’s absolutely fascinating and it’s incredibly immersive. Plus, while the story is familiar, there are just enough twists and turns that keep you on your toes and constantly entertained.

Now let’s talk about the set – it’s simply incredible. There are so many different rooms all within the warren of the Vaults, but all of them are completely different. I won’t go into details but it’s safe to say you’ll be surprised about just where you’ll be transported and the set and the cast are all part of that. It’s brilliant. Another brilliant thing about Alice’s Adventures Underground? There is something like twelve different versions of the play, so you can go and watch it numerous times and get a different outcome. Awesome right?

If you’re not sure about the £30 cost then I highly recommend you at the least visit the bar. It’s in the foyer of the Vaults and it’s free to visit. And it’s decked out in Wonderland attire – flamingos, giant teacups, hidden corners. It’s awesome!

So there we go, that’s my verdict on the awesome Alice’s Adventures Underground, you must go and visit. I think it’s on until September! Tell me, are you tempted?

-Fi x