A Hullabaloo in Wonderland

Published: 18 April 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Darlington’s children’s theatre The Hullabaloo celebrates local man Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland with a special event, A Hullabaloo in Wonderland.

For just one day—Saturday 27 April over two half-day sessions—children from babes in arms to 10-year-olds and their grown-ups can expect to make their own mad hats, dance and move down the rabbit hole, follow a curious trail and meet familiar characters along the way.

Who will they find in the Enchanted Forest, The Hullabaloo’s interactive Creative Play installation? There are plenty of surprises in store!

The sessions are morning (10:00–12:00) and afternoon (1:00–3:00) and there will be exactly the same activities in both.

“The tales of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland have inspired generations of children,” Miranda Thain, Artistic Producer at Theatre Hullabaloo, said. “With their fantastical characters and nonsensical fun, the world of Wonderland felt like the perfect theme for a family adventure at The Hullabaloo.”

Lewis Carroll—proper name Charles Dodgson—was brought up in Croft-on-Tees, just about 4 miles south of Darlington, so he does count as a “local lad”!