Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw star in Michael Grandage’s production of Peter And Alice, a remarkable new play exploring a meeting between the real life inspirations for Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan.
Written by John Logan, Peter And Alice tells the story of Alice Liddell Hargreaves and Peter Llewelyn Davies who meet at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932. As the original Alice In Wonderland comes face to face with the original Peter Pan, enchantment and reality collide as their brief encounter lays bare the lives of these two extraordinary characters.
Stage and screen legend Dench returns to the London stage following her critically acclaimed performances in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rose theatre, Kingston and Madame De Sade in 2009’s Donmar West End season.
Star of The Hour, Whishaw’s stage credits include Cock at the Royal Court, Some Trace Of Her and The Seagull at the National Theatre and Mercury Fur for Paines Plough.
A playwright and screenwriter, Logan’s numerous plays include the Tony Award-winning Red, which was also directed by Grandage.
Peter And Alice is playing as part of the newly formed Michael Grandage Company’s first season, which also sees Simon Russell Beale take to the stage in Privates On Parade, Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple Of Inishmaan, Sheridan Smith and David Walliams in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Jude Law in Henry V.
The Michael Grandage Company is offering over 200 £10 tickets for every performance with over 100,000 across the entire season.