Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Siouxsie Sioux explores why it had such a profound effect on our society.
The programme begins with a montage of music and quotations from children naming their favourite character. Sioux then explores the novel through her tour of Oxford.
Throughout the programme, extracts from Tim Burton, Kim Reynolds and Jonathan Miller give greater depth, offering their own opinions on why this novel had such an impact on theatre and art. Emblematic songs such as ‘White Rabbit’ by Jefferson Airplane engage with a psychedelic reading of the novel, whilst the musical Wonderland brings the novel into a contemporary era, set in New York.
Influenced so much as she was herself by the novel, Sioux manages to give a very personal yet broad narration which is both entertaining and engaging.