Due to The Riverfront for inviting us to overview Wonderland
The curious world of Alice in Wonderland is the inspiration for Wonderland, an interactive and immersive walk-through expertise at The Riverfront Newport, this spring.
We headed alongside as we speak and had been so impressed with the entire expertise. the place nothing is because it appears and there’s loads to make you assume.
Guests are invited to go down the rabbit gap (aka the steps!) into an underground world filled with neon lights, unimaginable paintings and optical illusions.
Every thing is so creatively adorned, taking inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s much-loved novel and the Disney animation. The partitions and ceilings are black, which means all the brilliant decorations and installations actually ‘pop’ in entrance of your eyes.
Our first cease was the Mad Hatter’s Tea Celebration, the place members of employees had been adorning kids’s faces or fingers with UV paint. The desk itself seemed wonderful with tea cups and crockery and even a Cheshire cat.
One of many partitions is adorned with kids’s Alice-inspired drawings, one other you’ll be able to signal your identify with UV pen, and there are musical devices to play.
The eye to element all over the place we seemed is so spectacular. The expertise has been created by The Escape Rooms Newport along with the Riverfront and so they’ve executed such a superb job of making an uncommon and gratifying household expertise.
The paintings on the partitions, the walkways adorned to seem like magical woods, the acquainted characters – there’s a lot to have a look at. It’s all so surreal and dreamlike.
It’s additionally actually interactive too. Guests can draw with gentle, hit a croquet ball by hoops comprised of large taking part in playing cards simply as within the movie, enter an the other way up room with furnishings on the ceiling (seems nice in images, particularly once you flip the photograph spherical and also you seem like you’re standing on the ceiling), and even play a sport of playing cards below the watch of a grinning Cheshire cat.
One other optical phantasm means you’ll be able to seem as by you might be shrinking and rising, plus you may also seem as by you’re inside a ‘drink me’ bottle.
My kids beloved that components of their clothes additionally glowed at midnight. A tip from us could be to put on one thing white and to take alongside something UV reflective you will have so as to add to the enjoyable.
When it comes to age steerage, it’s undoubtedly appropriate for all. My kids are 12, 10 and eight and so they had been actually impressed, particularly with the optical illusions. We noticed a lot of youthful kids whereas we had been there too who additionally appeared to be having nice enjoyable. We had been inside for round 45 minutes. When you’ve been across the path as soon as, you finish again up on the Mad Hatter’s Tea Celebration once more, and might journey round once more if you want, which is precisely what we did, as my kids had been eager to expertise the optical illusions and see a number of the artworks once more.
Within the phrases of Alice herself, “curiouser and curiouser” certainly.
Wonderland runs at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre till Saturday 7 Might. Normal tickets value £8, concessions £6 with teams of 4 costing £23. Name the field workplace on 01633 656757 or guide on-line.
There are adult-only occasions for these aged 18+ on Thursday 21 April, Friday 29 April and Friday 6 Might at 8pm there will likely be particular adults solely occasions for ages 18+. Tickets costing £10 and these occasions embrace a stay DJ set plus a cocktail bar on the Mad Hatters tea celebration.
On chosen dates, Hummadruz Theatre Performances will add an additional factor of journey as they supply a novel efficiency creating UV theatre to music. Catch them on Saturday 16 April at 1-2pm and a couple of.30-3.30pm, and Saturday 23 April at 4-5pm and 5.30-6.30pm Hummadruz.
Take a look at the Cardiff Mummy Says Instagram web page (Tales and Reel) for movies from our go to to Wonderland.