Judi Dench to return to stage with ‘Peter and Alice’


English film and TV actress Judi Dench, is now all set to return to the London Stage in ‘Peter and Alice’ that will be directed by Michael Grandage. The actress will be portraying the role of Alice Liddell Hargreaves, who as a child inspired Lewis Carroll to write ‘Alice in Wonderland’, in a new production alongside Ben Whishaw as Peter Llewelyn Davies.

Davies was identified by the author J.M Barrie as the source name behind his famous play ‘Peter Pan’. The new play has been written by John Logan and will be directed by Michael Grandage. The play is all set to open in London in the month of March 2013.

The story is about a true encounter between the pair but is a fictionalised account of one of their brief meeting. Michael while talking about the play said, ‘You have the real life figures of Alice and Peter who met each other briefly for about 40 minutes. John Logan imagined what they said to each other and that’s the basis of the play.”

Michael also said that it will be a dark play that will pose question about how people cope with being hurled the public eye as children.