Monday, 22 December 2008
Ned Manning's Alice Dreaming was performed by Mercedes College in Adelaide, South Australia and Directed by Esther Lamb.
"The play cleverly alludes to the classic tale 'Alice in Wonderland' through a similar use of anthropomorphic creatures, fantasy and political commentary. However, Manning has woven a number of contemporary Australian perspectives to his piece. This modern day Alice in Wonderland is not only a coming of age for Alice, but it also explores modern teenage cultural perspectives and concerns. Like Carrol's original commentary on the Victorian era, Manning also weaves a biting satirical commentary on our political and judicial system with a warning note on our environmental legacy".
The production was a huge success with all performances sold out and the Principal stating it was "the best play he had ever seen".