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A One (or Two) Act Musical: Alice's Adventures Under Ground
Adaptation by Music by Greg Swinford

Alice's Adventures Under Ground
Painting the Roses - all costumes for hire!

In a nutshell..

  • Adapted by Barbara Hockley from Lewis Carroll
  • Music composed by Greg Swinford
  • This version based entirely on Wonderland characters
  • Characters: Narrator/Singer, Alice, 2 Sisters, Storyteller, White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Pigeon, Fish Footman, Frog Footman The Duchess, Cook, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Dormouse, March Hare, Two of Spades, Five of Spades, Seven of Spades, 2/3 Soldiers, Queen of Hearts, King of Hearts, Knave of Hearts, Gryphon, Mock Turtle and as many extras as you like.
  • One Act or Two short ones
  • Company songs, plus songs for Alice, Frog Footman, Duchess, Mock Turtle, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Dormouse and the White Rabbit. Plus a singer / narrator
  • Fantastic opportunities for special effects, sound, puppets, crazy costumes and wild imagination
  • Music is played live
  • Running time 50-60 minutes
  • Optimum age range 12 - adult
  • Vocal range info available to download
  • Offbeat Theatre can also help with costumes!


Piano / vocal score, full score and band parts are supplied
Reed (one player: flute, clarinet, alto sax)
Keyboard (strings, staccato strings, marimba, brass)
Drumkit & percussion (one player: bass drum, snare, hihat, crash, ride, woodblock, glockenspiel, xylophone)
Bass guitar


Some of these songs are available to listen to as demos on soundcloud
Incidental music is included in the score
Prologue - spoken poem, Narrator
Drink Me, Eat Me - Alice
Knocking - Frog Footman and Alice
Duchess's Lullaby - Duchess
Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk? - Alice, Mad Hatter, March Hare & Dormouse
Dreamland - Singer
Croquet - Company
The Lobster Quadrille - Mock Turtle and Gryphon
Beautiful Soup - Mock Turtle
The Tarts - White Rabbit
The Letter - White Rabbit and Company
Life is But a Dream - Narrator


Having recently produced a version of Alice (another Offbeat adaptation coming soon to the site), we can also supply you with costumes! Our hire will be on site with pics and prices soon, but do get in touch if you'd like to talk about Alice dresses, loads of Playing Cards, Queens and Kings, Mock Turtle shell, Caterpillar part puppet and a host of other lovely things you can hire

More info

'Alice' has been adapted as a versatile musical for schools, youth groups or adults. It will always appeal to a wide age range and offers many opportunities for creative interpretation - sound effects, films, projections, imaginative staging, puppets, dance and a variety of very unusual props!
There are LOADS of parts & although you can double up on some and use puppets for others (should you wish to), you will still be able to cater for a good sized group.
The script preview includes staging notes, character and a list of songs and incidental music.

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Includes: Script, production notes, copying licence, score, PR for 1 show
PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to buy a script for each member of cast, instead we offer a far cheaper photocopying licence.
You are welcome to video the show and take photos, the performing licence covers this.