What is Trapped in Wonderland?
Stage One: The Brief
Our brief was to create an extreme, out of this world, atmospheric alternative Alice In Wonderland stage show which did not include any fire effects due to venue restrictions. With our client particularly liking the quirky and shocking acts which push all the boundaries we wanted to ensure the entertainment would meet all their expectations and the costumes to take on a more sexy and unusual appearance. The only rule- there were no rules…
Stage Two: The Planning
Stage Three: Costumes & Performers
White Rabbit – the White Rabbit was chosen to be an extreme hula hooper creating high energy on the stage. Her costume requirements for her act included exposed skin for the hoops to grip, fabric should be none slippery and a leotard type fit was best suited. We designed a leotard style dress with an exposed midriff to create a feminine twist on the white rabbit. Gold clocks were embroidered onto the base beneath the mesh. To create a sexy nightclub feel we added white leather fingerless gloves and a white choker then added a bunny ear headband with pose-able ears so our performer could adjust them as needed and affix them to her head using elastic if required. Our hooper opted for bunny teeth fangs and blood to add that horror ‘trapped in wonderland’ element to the overall look.
The Cheshire Cat – usually the Cheshire Cat is the option we suggest for contortion, however the client preferred the pink and purple old style Cheshire Cat and asked for an aerialist/ pole performer so we opted for a full wet look catsuit in pink and purple stripe to allow our performer to use her aerial hoop. At the venue’s request we opted for a freestanding rig so the performer could set up anywhere on the stage and still perform at full height utilising the pole and hoop.
Stage four: Finalising Details
With leafy hedgerows dressing the DJ booth, oversized wonderland props and hundreds of glow sticks it was almost time to bring in the guests. We created an act schedule ensuring each performer offered multiple stage sets throughout the night, balancing the weird and wonderful with high impact circus acts.
Stage Five: Bring In The Guests!
As chants of “Go Alice! Go Alice, Go, go, Go Alice!” blasted through the packed venue, streamers and balloons bounced from the ceiling and the crowd partied the night away enjoying the orchestrated chaos and drama on stage. The Mad Hatter made jaws drop as he mixed cocktails using a shaker swinging from hooks placed in his eye sockets, The White Queen basked in shrieks of delights she stripped to her pasties and twerked her way across the stage.
The Cheshire Cat twirled around her pole and The White Rabbit rocked her hoop act to thrilling sets by DJs Guy D’Angelo and Gem Precious. Its safe to say the night was a huge success and our client immediately started plans for a New Year’s Eve Trapped in Wonderland event following the success of this one, so it looks like we may be getting creative again soon to make their next event even more weird and wonderful.
“We can’t wait to once again work with Oddle Entertainment and their amazing performers. The plan is to continue the takeover and hit more cities with many more dates!”
– ROBBIE CAVE
Creating custom entertainment options is exactly what our team enjoy doing most. With our vast selection of costumes and our ability to custom make something to suit your specific needs means our performer’s acts can be tailored to suit any event theme.
To enquire about our Halloween, or even our classic, Alice In Wonderland theme please use our Contact page, or if you have your own ideas in mind and would like to discuss a custom package created just for you – feel free to drop us a message.