Alice’s Adventures in the New World

  • 2010–2011
  • Old Red Lion, London & national tour

Dear Alice – the truth is never pure and rarely simple.

It is 1882. You are a seventeen year-old girl and you have just discovered your deceased mother is still alive and living in America. You set off to find her and meet: a) an artist with an opium addiction b) a depressed Socialist preaching free love c) a hypochondriac debutante d) a cattle rustler whose four husbands have all mysteriously disappeared e) Oscar Wilde f) your mother or g) all of the above. Wherever you go, you seem to be the only one in the room not wearing a corset and things become curiouser and curiouser along the way.

A music hall drama that explores myths about women, sexuality and gender relations in the Victorian era.

Alice’s Adventures in the New World premiered at The Old Red Lion, London, running from 23rd Feb–10th March, and was produced by Fluff Productions. Between September and October 2011 the production toured to The Rondo Theatre, Bath; The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter; and the Everyman, Cheltenham.

Directed by Jessica Beck

Runner-up London Fringe Award Best Play (2010)

Sarah Sigal’s wit, imagination, sexual liberation and socio-political story never fails to inform and entertain.

★★★★UK Theatre Web

Sigal manages to fly in the face of perceived convention and makes feminism both funny and poignant.

★★★★What’s On Stage

A show that is definitely not to be missed if you like comedy, fun and sheer brilliance!

★★★★Remote Goat