Alice by Heart opening in New York

Alice by Heart opening in New York

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Alice by Heart, the Connections show we performed at London's National Theatre in 2012, is set to open in New York on Tuesday 26 February.

The musical, from Spring Awakening writers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, is an adaptation of the traditional Lewis Carroll tale set in London during World War II.

The version contains adolescent themes, such as relationships, self-image and losing loved ones.

Alice by Heart was our successful Connections show in 2012 when, following home and regional performances at the Bonington Theatre and Sheffield Crucible, we were selected to perform at the National Theatre on London's Southbank.

Performing in the Lyttleton Theatre in front of the writers and the best part of 1000 other audience members is a day which lives long in the memory for our members who experienced it.

Matthew Drew, cast member in our production, said: "I will always remember the feeling of the fire curtain opening and seeing that gawping great abyss full of people staring back at me. I'd never experienced anything like it.

"We were closing the Connections festival that year so as we finished the confetti started pouring down on us and I burst into tears. It was really really special."

You can see a gallery of the show in London by clicking right here.

It will be really interesting to see how the show has changed and been adapted over the years in between.

If anyone is lucky enough to see it in New York then please let us know what you think!