In Wonderland is the story of a life together.
It begins and ends in the same moment – on a beach where Alice has come to say goodbye to Michael. It’s both the story of that one moment and the tale of their whole relationship, seen through the shifting sands of Alice’s memory. The beach is where she and Michael first met, and we loop back to that meeting then reel forward through time – to their first date, to moving in together, to trying to start a family. Set between the wild shore and their home, we see Alice’s memories of place and time begin to merge.
About the Director:
In Wonderland is Christopher Haydon’s first independent short film, funded by Film London and Southern Exposure Film Fund, it stars Louise Brealey and Arthur Darvill. He has previously made three micro films: Devil in the Detail (Royal Court Theatre/Guardian), Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Globe Theatre/BBC).
He was Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre in London from 2012-2017, prior to that he was Associate Director at the Bush Theatre. He we was a 2016-2017 Clore Fellow.
His theatre productions at the Gate include: The Convert, Diary of a Madman, The Christians (Fringe First Award) Grounded (national and international tour; winner: Fringe First and Off West End Awards) Image of an Unknown Young Woman (Off West End Award), Purple Heart, The Iphigenia Quartet, The Trojan Women, The Prophet, and Wittenberg.