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Through the Looking-Glass

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Through the Looking-Glass

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

Alice is back in Wonderland and looking to become Queen. This adaptation is a fantastical physical journey for both actor and audience.

 About 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 13
3 M | 3 W | 7 Any Gender, + Wonderland Ensemble


Simple Set


 38 pages

Comedy Choral Work Classical Adaptation Movement-based Young Audiences

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“You can be the White Queen’s Pawn, if you like. You’re in the Second Square to begin with: when you get to the Eighth Square you’ll be a Queen.”

Alice is back in Wonderland and things are more confusing than ever – Flowers talk, the White Queen cries before she pricks her finger, and there’s a life-sized chess game going on. Alice wants to play, but mostly wants to be queen. Will she make it to the eighth square?

A fantastical physical journey for both actor and audience.

A great companion to Alice by the same author.

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Awards and Accolades

  • Honorable Mention Distinguished Play as well as the top ensemble acting award in the 2013 NCTC State Play Festival
13 Characters
3 M, 3 W, 7 Any Gender, + Wonderland Ensemble

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Alice [W] 162 lines
White Queen [W] 31 lines
Red Queen [W] 37 lines
White King [M] 21 lines
White Knight [M] 16 lines
Red Knight [M] 5 lines
Humpty Dumpty [A] 21 lines
Tweedledum & Tweedledee [A] 22, 16 lines
Haiga & Hatta [A] 7, 1 lines
Lion [A] 7 lines
Unicorn [A] 11 lines

Wonderland Ensemble, from which comes the following:
Flowers: Tiger-lily, Violet, Rose, Daisies (3), Larkspur
Passengers: Guard, Goat, Horse, White Paper, Beetle
The Wood
Sheep
The Curiosities in the Shop
All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men
Waiter

Prop List

Chapter I
A stuffed black kitty, An old looking hardcover book
Chapter II
Blue cloth for brook
Chapter III
Seating for the steam train, Tickets for the passengers, Blue cloth for brook
Chapter V
Counter, Blue cloth for brook
Chapter VII
Two bags carrying a ham sandwich, handful of hay, plum cake, A tray with white and brown bread, Teacup for the Hatta, Blue cloth for brook
Chapter VIII
Stick horses for the Knights, Blue cloth for brook
Chapter IX
Blue cloth used as a table, Tray with a leg of lamb on it, Tray with a plum pudding on it, Drinking glasses (optional, can easily be mimed)
Chapter X
A stuffed black kitty

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