Through The Looking Glass

Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Through The Looking Glass

By Andrew Upton

17 May 2008 – 31 May 2008 Merlyn Theatre

Adapted from Lewis Carroll

Malthouse Theatre, Opera Australia, Victorian Opera,

Commission New Adaptation Theatre Opera Co-Production

In this unprecedented rendering of a much-loved classic, Malthouse Theatre and Victorian Opera produce an event as unique as the material at its heart. On a boating trip with seven year old Alice Liddell, Carroll gifted her with the fantastic story which would soon be indelibly associated with her name - a gift that would re-cast her as a pawn in the fantastic underworld of The Looking Glass. This glass is as much kaleidoscope as mirror, where space and time are refracted, splintering into chaos as rhyming flowers, roaring royals and reluctant foodstuffs wage war on sense and sensibility.

Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Through the Looking Glass". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Creatives

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll

Author

Anna Tregloan

Anna Tregloan

Assistant Director

Peter Corrigan

Peter Corrigan

Set Designer, Puppet Designer, Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Alan John

Alan John

Composer

Richard Gill

Richard Gill

Conductor

Michael Kantor

Michael Kantor

Director

Leonie Dixon

Leonie Dixon

Stage Manager

Timothy Hook

Timothy Hook

Musician

David McSkimming

David McSkimming

Musician, Musical Supervisor

Andrew Upton

Andrew Upton

Librettist

Maryanne Lynch

Maryanne Lynch

Dramaturg

Russell Goldsmith

Russell Goldsmith

Sound Operator/Engineer, Sound Designer

Nicholas Carter

Nicholas Carter

Musician, Assistant Conductor

Stuart Christie

Mechanist

Melanie Stanton

Melanie Stanton

Assistant Stage Manager

Delyth Stafford

Delyth Stafford

Musician

Bo Haldane

Mechanist

Acknowledgements

A Malthouse Theatre and Victorian Opera commission in association with Opera Australia.