Calling all Alice in Wonderland aficionados, things just got a whole lot more exciting! V&A’s hugely popular exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, is being adapted into a documentary film and it’s making its way down the rabbit hole and onto cinema screens next month. 

Based on the exhibition of the same name, this new documentary will be landing onto the big screen from 14th October, making it the museum’s first exhibition to be adapted into film form since the sold-out David Bowie Is show. 

Whether you’ve seen the exhibition or it’s still on your bucket list, now’s your chance to go behind-the-scenes and see an exclusive private view of the exhibits, from close-ups to interviews with guest contributors.

The giant V&A exhibition is the first to fully explore every aspect of Lewis Carroll’s story and all of its ongoing inspiration to creatives across the globe. Works from Vivienne Westwood, Salvador Dali, Little Simz and Tim Burton are showcased and explored throughout.

The exhibition adaptation has been directed by Dione Orrom and Matt Askem, and will include fictional shots of a young Alice, played by Olivia Wells. Located within the exhibition itself, Alice will explore the exhibit, spanning the live space, helping to bring a magical, surrealism style element to the film.

Alice will explore the exhibit, spanning the live space, helping to bring a magical, surrealism style element to the film.

Director Orrom said: “We wanted to find a dynamic, visual way to interact with the  exhibition, to help bring the experience of being in the live space to the screen. We also wanted to  show different layers of reality and to bring in an element of the magical, and that is how the idea of  having our own Alice in the space developed.”

Alongside this fictional element, there’ll be exclusive interviews and guest contributors showcased throughout, including moments with Peter Blake and Ralph Steadman. They’ll be joined by Bob Crowley, the costume and set designer, and milliner Stephen Jones, kinetic artist Anthony Howe and artist and costume designer Iris van Herpen.

Transposing the exhibition onto the big screen is a bold move, but even through watching the trailer, the magic, mayhem and curiosity that underlines Carroll’s masterpiece comes through. 

Whether you’ve managed to nab tickets for the exhibit or you’re still yet to catch it, this new documentary film is a must-see for Wonderland adventurers all over.

The V&A Presents Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser documentary will arrive in cinemas from 14th October

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