‘We can applaud the floppy, droopy charm of Tom McCamus’s March Hare, the uninhibited shtick of Mike Nadajewski and Sanjay Talwar as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and Gareth Potter’s ridiculously posturing Unicorn. But essentially we’re getting a disconnected succession of comic turns, only some of which work.”
“Lindstrom’s performance is absolutely charming, an affectionate burlesque of the physical awkwardness and underdeveloped attention spans of children. Brian Tree gets the words and tone right, avoiding recitation or condescension, as an arrogant Humpty Dumpty…” This is part of 2 reviews, scroll down for Alice.
“Baffling at best, it certainly lays claim to some noteworthy achievements, most notably Jillian Keiley’s agreeably innovative direction, Danya Tekatch’s whimsical choreography and a handful of top flight performances including Brian Tree’s delightfully sarcastic Humpty Dumpty, Tom McCamus’ witty March Hare and Cynthia Dale beautifully over-the-top obsessive Red Queen.”
“Trish Lindström has a wonderful, youthful and spritely energy that keeps the audience engaged with her from start to finish…Everyone in this madcap production has found that essential balance that absurd theatre such as this so desperately needs to work properly.“
“It’s a veritable kaleidoscope of visual delight for kids of all ages. Seldom is stagecraft so magical. But beneath the visual splendour of set, props and costumes is a thematic vapidity that left me bored beyond comprehension.“
“You will be totally entranced by Cynthia Dale’s archly regal Red Queen, sending up sky-high all the glamour-pusses she’s ever played at Stratford, or Brian Tree’s magnificently sour Humpty Dumpty, sprinkling a fine mist of malt-vinegar pessimism on the fish-and-chips comedy of his character.”
“It’s got depth, it’s got action and energy, and it’s got talent…the syntax in Jabberwocky reflects that of English, we humans choose to believe impossible things all the time, and what makes sense in Alice’s world makes sense in ours if we just reverse it from its mirror image.”
“I can only wish that Stratford’s artistic trust would also take the “risk” of selecting and producing a show that purposely embraces the younger set and then leaves just a few adult “scraps” for those who actually pay good money for the tickets.“