The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Tumble into Fun
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is a fast-paced, interactive performance loosely based on Alice in Wonderland. Playwright and actor Andrew Wade manages to assemble components of the original story into a cohesive tale of the Mad Hatter, whose personal demons drive him to take refuge in the rabbit hole.
The audience is served tea by the Dormouse, takes part in a lively sing along of God Save the Queen (or something similar), witnesses the Mad Hatter being chased by a spoon-spiked Jabberwock, and celebrates everyone’s unbirthday. We also got to scream, shout, and cheer. It was a lot of fun.
Andrew Wade is a graduate of the University of Victoria and he recently won first prize in the 2011 Vancouver Young Playwrights competition for The Romantics. I really enjoyed the enthusiasm and joy that he brought to his performance. You can see him at Studio 1398.