• Duration: 70mins approx.
  • Tickets: Standard: £15 | Pay more: £20 | Pay less: £10
  • Ages: 12+


Theatre Lab Company’s new production is an innovative re-telling of the beloved classic story, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland accompanied by an original live musical score.

A story blending the old and the new, classic and contemporary, reality and imagination, all coming together in the quest to understand our identity. Set in contemporary London, Mr. Rose, a property investor, believes he has struck gold when he buys a new building, the Asylum, a former Victorian asylum. As he prepares to demolish the building, he decides to pay a visit to the site, only to find that it is not empty as expected. Here, he meets Alice, the last patient of the Asylum before it was forced to shut down in 1873. Curious and impatient, Mr. Rose does all he can to get Alice out of the Asylum and proceed with his dream of gentrification. Alice, however, has other ideas. It’s time for tea, you see.

The production will be staged at the Victorian Asylum Chapel in South London, then tour at The Electric Theatre, Guildford and the Old Fire Station, Oxford. Lewis Carroll had strong connections with all three cities throughout his life. At St. Mark’s Church in Maida Vale, recently destroyed by a fire, he first met the Liddell family whose youngest daughter, Alice, was the inspiration for his novel. He spent much of his life in Oxford where he studied and worked at Christchurch College and wrote Alice in Wonderland. Guildford is his resting place, at the Mount Cemetery, and he spent much time in Guildford visiting his sisters. He preached at St Mary’s Church, the Alice Through The Looking Glass statue can be seen in the castle grounds and the statue of Alice with her sister, watching the rabbit go down the hole is in Millmead by the river.

Creative Team 

Written by Lydia Vie
Directed by Anastasia Revi
Music by Hades
Costumes by Lisa Lach-Nielsen
Lights and photography by Yiannis Katsaris
Production by Martina Reynolds  


Manolis Emmanouel 
Lydia Vie 
David Furlong 
Sevi Filippidou 
Christiana Maycea
Rujenne Green 

About Theatre Lab Company 

Theatre Lab Company is a London-based international company, with a reputation for mesmerising theatrical imagery, physical theatre/ performance and devised experimental work. Words, music, images and movement are brought together to create dynamic theatre that crosses the boundaries of culture, language, taboo and medium. The Company has been invited and participated in international theatre festivals in France, Edinburgh, London, Greece, Belgrade, Dublin, Prague and New York. Notable credits include their recent short-run commendation from Off West End for Great Expectations, Global Entertainment Awards for Most Innovative International Theatre Company, being flagged by official critiques for their production of Salome at Avignon Festival D’OFF, nominated as top performance of the 2007 Prague Fringe by main critique, the Prague Post. Awards include the Hellenic Foundation Award (1997), Critiques 1st Award, Prague International Theatre Festival (2007), nominations for a Fringe First and Total Theatre Awards, Edinburgh Festival (2007). Theatre Lab’s ancient Greek tragedy and comedy productions have been highly acclaimed.   

Credits include Emmeline: The Suffragette Movement (The Cockpit, 2021, UK Tour, 2023)  Heartbreak Hotel (Etcetera, 2022); A Respectable Wedding (Old Fire Station Oxford 2022 and Playground Theatre, 2018); Don Juan (The Vaults, 2022 and Hoxton Hall, 2018); Great Expectations (Playground Theatre, 2019); Lucrezia the Sinner, Lucrezia the Saint (Oxford Playhouse BT Studio, The Cockpit and Tour in Greece, 2019); Six Nights on the Acropolis with Stamatis Kraounakis (Hellenic Centre, London); Jamaica Inn (Tabard Theatre, 2017); Salomé (Hoxton Hall, London, 2017; Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014; Avignon Festival D’OFF, 2014; Cabaret Voltaire, Athens, 2013; The Old Cholmeley Boys’ Club, -Site Specific; 2012); Dancing with the Devil: A play about Rudolf Nureyev (Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells, 2016); Medea (Riverside Studios, 2014); Psychostasia: The Performance (Riverside Studios, 2014; The Old Cholmeley Boys’ Club, 2013); Lysistrata (Riverside Studios, 2013); The Oresteia (Riverside Stu- dios, 2012); Medusa – The Beheaded Lover (Site Specific Performance, Shunt, Lon- don, 2011); Antigone (International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, 2011, Riverside Studios 2010); The Fall of the House of Usher (Old Cholmeley Boys’ Club 2010).  

Parking & Access


There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.

The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.

Getting here

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Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.

Events in the Theatre

There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place).

If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) and we will talk with you about your needs.

Events in the Studio

There is level entry into the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the Studio.

Events in the Loft

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space, with no lift. If you would like to discuss this to find out more, please get in touch.

The Gallery

There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.


Accessible toilet
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).

Hearing assistance system
The Theatre is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you have any questions about using it, please e-mail us at tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or phone 01865 263980.

Assistance dogs
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Strobe lighting
We will warn visitors on the website and in the foyer of the venue if a performance is going to contain strobe lighting. If lighting affects you, and you have any concerns, please call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Chairs in the theatre
Our chairs are a standard dining-chair size, measuring 40cm deep by 37cm wide, with a metal frame. Some have arms, and some do not. They are all joined together at the sides, to form rows. If this is likely to pose a problem for you, please email tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.