Alice in Winterland


Based on the books by Lewis Carroll

Adapted and directed: Ciaran McConville

Composer and Lyricist: Eamonn O’Dwyer

Designer: Tim Bird

Choreographer: Jamie Neale


7 Dec 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

Following the huge success of last year’s festive hit The Wind in the Willows, Rose Theatre Kingston’s most successful Christmas production to date, the theatre today announces its 2017 Christmas show Alice in Winterland. The play, based on Lewis Carroll’s much loved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville, following his acclaimed productions of The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer, and featuring a professional cast alongside a group of Rose Youth Theatre actors.

Alice has always been brought up to believe in wonder but her life takes an unexpected turn when she is sent to live with her stern auntie… until she is visited by a White Rabbit and propelled on a quest to save Winterland.

Follow Alice to the magically curious world of Winterland, a world of ice and imagination, of mad hatters and cruel queens, strong-minded dodos and friendly knights. A world inhabited by the mysterious Bandersnatch and the terrible Jabberwock, a world that lies in the shuffle of a pack of cards or in the lines across a chess board, where the impossible becomes possible…

This dazzlingly festive new stage production is based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Step through the Looking Glass with Alice this Christmas and join her for this glorious adventure.

Ciaran McConville said today:

“Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland books are genius. They’re funny, clever, exciting and completely bonkers. I’m looking forward to the challenge of writing a festive adventure from such a mad melée of brilliant characters. Carroll’s work will always resonate because he writes about a child trying to make sense of the world and herself. She doesn’t always get it right, and there’s often a battle between head and heart, but she always stands up against injustice and she has faith in her own imagination – something we all need to remember at Christmas, I think.”


The production will once again be supported by Wahid Samady and CNM Estates, who have sponsored the Rose Theatre Kingston Christmas show since 2014.



7 Dec 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL


Box Office: 020 8174 0090

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm (6pm non-performance days) | Sun: one hour before the performance



Thu 7 Dec 6pm

Fri 8 Dec 1pm, 6pm

Sat 9 Dec 6pm

Tue 12 Dec 6pm

Wed 13 Dec 6pm

Thu 14 Dec 6pm

Fri 15 Dec 1pm (school performance), 7pm PRESS NIGHT

Sat 16 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Sun 17 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Wed 20 Dec 11am (school performance), 5.30pm

Thu 21 Dec 5.30pm

Fri 22 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Sat 23 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Sun 24 Dec 11am, 4pm

Tue 26 Dec 1.30pm, 6pm

Wed 27 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Thu 28 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Fri 29 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Sat 30 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Sun 31 Dec 11am, 5.30pm

Tue 3 Jan 11am, 5.30pm

Thu 4 Jan 1.30pm (relaxed performance)

Fri 5 Jan 1.30pm, 5.30pm

Sat 6 Jan 11am, 5.30pm

Sun 7 Jan 11am, 5.30pm