Title: Peter and Alice
Author: John Logan
Pages: 96 Pages
Publisher: Oberon Books
‘Of course that’s how it begins: a harmless fairy tale to pass the hours’
When Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932, the original Alice in Wonderland came face to face with the original Peter Pan. In John Logan’s remarkable new play, enchantment and reality collide as this brief encounter lays bare the lives of these two extraordinary characters.
This is the first new play from Academy Award winning screenwriter and playwright, John Logan since his RED went on to sell thousands of copies, played London to great acclaim before transferring to a smash hit Broadway run where it won 6 Tony Awards including Best New Play.
I had never really thought about the lives of the muses. The inspiration for stories or the real people that characters are based on but then I stumbled upon this play script. The story of when Peter met Alice; Peter Pan and Alice of Wonderland fame. The fictionalised telling of their encounter is a mixture of fact and fiction with more of the real lives revealed. It is simply gorgeous. It is moving, bittersweet and telling.
Although Peter and Alice is short it is simply wonderful and I wish I had seen it performed on stage.
Peter and Alice by John Logan is available now.
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