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The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

30 December 2016—22 January 2017

ZooNation’s fabulous show – a gleefully off-the-wall take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – is reimagined for the unique space of the Roundhouse.

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Young psychotherapist Ernest’s patients all claim to come from a place called Wonderland. He disrupts their never-ending tea party to insist on a ‘T for Therapy’ party – but slowly Ernest becomes more and more like his patients…


ZooNation creates irresistible narrative hip hop dance theatre. The company has won nationwide acclaim with its hugely popular shows, including Into the Hoods and Some Like It Hip Hop. Playfully drawing on everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim, Artistic Director Kate Prince and her company present brilliantly exuberant dance adventures overflowing with energy and wit.

Their sell-out show The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party taps into the heady nonsense of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved world. First performed in 2014, the show has now been reimagined for the unique space of the Roundhouse. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party brings together regular ZooNation collaborators Ben Stones, with his innovative and colourful set designs, and the musical team Josh Cohen and DJ Walde. As The Telegraph commented, ‘You’d be mad to miss this party!’.

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