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Concept art by Mary Blair for Walt Disney's 1951 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
Concept art by Mary Blair for Walt Disney's 1951 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland © Disney

The V&A’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ exhibition will feature Tim Burton and Disney originals

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The V&A has just announced more details of its highly anticipated ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser’ exhibition. The immersive show – designed by the award-winning Tom Piper, creator of the Tower of London’s poppies installation – will chart our continued devotion to all things Alice over the past 157 years.

 

Zenaida Yanowsky as the Red Queen, and artists of the Royal Ballet in The Royal Ballet production of ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’
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We now know the displays will feature the original concept art for Disney’s 1951 animated version, plus sketches and costumes from Tim Burton’s deliciously weird 2010 film. These include Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter outfit and Mia Wasikowska’s Alice costume, both designed by the Oscar-winning Colleen Atwood. 

Alice at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Illustration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by John Tenniel (1865)

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Other star attractions from the 300+ items on display will be John Tenniel’s iconic original illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s story and sketches by Ralph Steadman, former collaborator of Hunter S Thompson. Photographs by Tim Walker, the subject of the V&A’s current major solo show, are also going to be on show, plus fashion designs by Vivienne Westwood and Viktor & Rolf.

To discover the rest, you’ll have to venture down the rabbit hole yourself when the exhibition opens on June 27.

Tickets for ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser’ are £20, with concessions available. For more details, click here.

To discover more exhibitions opening in London in 2020, check out our guide to all the latest museum shows here

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