Alice In Streamingland
London theatre news: Wednesday 18 November 2020
A live, 'pansexual musical pantomime' will be on offer at The Phoenix Arts Club this festive season, from 5 December to 3 January.
Image courtesy Phoenix Arts Club
Described as a 'pansexual musical pantomime', Alice in Streamingland is one of only a very few pantomimes to play in London's West End this festive season - though it's for older people rather than family audiences, with a strictly 16+ age policy.
But the production is a LIVE pantomime and it finds Alice following the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole into Interflixland, Disney C Minusland and iPlayerland as she struggles to get home.
The show is written by Colin Savage, an Executive Producer with twenty years' experience in the world of TV and social media, who has smashed together his experience of TV memes with years of knowledge playing a traditional pantomime Dame all over the country.
The set incorporates video backgrounds and live cameras to create a mix between staged theatre and television, and there are ten thumping songs performed by West End actor singers.
Colin Savage said ...
"What's been the most enjoyable is being able to enjoy the nostalgia of Lockdown Streaming TV so early on - who would have thought that RuPaul's Drag Race, Schitt's Creek and Tiger King would become such an important part of our social history so quickly - let alone keep us going through those long lockdown months."
Show listing information
Well, it takes two lockdowns for us to realise how much we appreciate Lockdown Streaming TV!
Alice in Streamingland is a pansexual musical pantomime celebrating Alice's fall into the world of Streamingland - those streaming entertainment channels we couldn't do without over the last nine months.
This LIVE, adult musical pantomime finds Alice following the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole into Interflixland, Disney C Minusland, and iPlayerland as she struggles to get home.
Will the Evil Queen of Hearts take over as Vice President of Global TV, will The White Knight win through with his new "Made in Streamingland" reality show, or will Alice triumph against all odds as she records her journey for her TokTik channel?
Along the way, she'll meet all the familiar Wonderland characters - but with a twist - who would have thought that the Queen of Hearts would be played by RuPaul, The White Rabbit by Joe Exotic, The Cheshire Cat by Moira Rose, or the Duchess by Dot Cotton?!
Sofie Kaern as Alice
Colin Savage as Queen of Hearts
Kane Hoad as White Knight & Caterpillar
Matt Bateman as White Rabbit, Mad Hatter & Knave of Hearts
Laura Hyde as Black and White Cat & Duchess
Author: Colin Savage
Lighting: Nathan Etherington and Daisy Hebblewhite
Sound: Nathan Etherington and Daisy Hebblewhite
Production: Phoenix Artist Club Ltd for Phoenix Arts Club
From: Saturday 5 December 2020
Closes: Sunday 3 January 2021
Standard: £20 & £25
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