When Alice enters the surreal looking-glass world, she moves in a dreamlike game of chess where logical reasoning and adult thinking rarely deliver the outcome she expects.
For the NAC’s English Theatre ensemble, a big part of rehearsals for Alice Through the Looking-Glass was re-discovering their seven-and-a-half year-old selves.
Actor Natasha Greenblatt, who plays the role of Alice, was surprised by her own research of children that age. "I realized that they really do have a vocabulary and imagination that is quite developed, and exciting," she said.
For actors and audience members alike, being part of Alice's adventures is an opportunity to re-discover the childlike wonder that we often lose as adults.