• Katie Hardwick

LUSH Alice in Wonderland Party


Les Enfants Terribles transformed the Bournemouth International Centre into an immersive Alice in Wonderland world, for the vegan cosmetics brand LUSH's Spring 2016 conference party.

LUSH Spring 2016 conference in Bournemouth UK

Parts of the set from the Alice's Adventures Underground show at the Vaults in Waterloo were transported to Bournemouth for the corporate event with a difference. Guests chose "Drink Me" or "Eat Me" to determine which tunnel they passed through to enter Wonderland.

Eat Me Drink Me LUSH Spring 2016 Party by Les Enfants Terribles

One tunnel led guests past the White Rabbit, the Frog and the Knave of Hearts. The other passed by the Cheshire Cat in puppet form, and myself as Alice behind mirrors, surprising guests by appearing and disappearing.

White Rabbit in the Rose Garden by Les Enfants Terribles for LUSH Spring 2016 conference party

Once in the main space, guests found the kitchen, croquet lawn, a bell tent with the Caterpillar and a giant heart cake surrounded by a bar. The scenes from the story were animated by actors playing the March Hare, Doormouse and Mad Hatter, who made the guests feel like they were experiencing Wonderland for themselves. Later in the evening, a cake table was laid out with heart shape and vegan desserts.

Alice in Wonderland event by Les Enfants Terribles for LUSH Spring 2016 conference party

"We never do half measures when it comes to parties."

The puppet of Humpty-Dumpty was included as a nod to a new egg product, soon to be launched by LUSH.

Humpty Dumpty Puppet Alice Underground Les Enfants Terribles at LUSH party 2016 Bournemouth

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee were played by freerunners.

I performed a silks act for the Queen of Hearts' un-birthday, as Alice, accompanied by the Mad Hatter on guitar and vocals, singing the Lament of the Mock Turtle.

Katie Hardwick Alice in Wonderland silks act with the Mad Hatter from Alice's Adventures Underground by Les Enfants Terribles

"Alice flying through the air"

Alice in Wonderland makeup and hair by Jessica Blackman

Once the whole of the cast had sung the un-birthday song to the Queen, the stylish and energetic band took over the stage.

Here are some guest pictures and comments on Instagram:

Katie Hardwick solo silks splits balance in Wonderland Bournemouth

"After chatting with a rather charming Frogman, we met the Cheshire Cat"

Alice in Wonderland Cake Centrepiece

"A bar centrepiece suitable for the Queen of Hearts!"

Les Enfants Alice in Wonderland for LUAH Spring 2016 conference party

"What a wonderful night!"

LUSH Spring 2016 party

"I enjoyed a party!"

Aerial silks and live music by Katie Hardwick and Dan Wheeler for Les Enfants Terribles

"I can't even deal with how awesome this was last night".

Silks drop to one ankle by Katie Hardwick

Silks Act as Alice in Wonderland with the Mad Hatter

Alice Underground for LUSH event by LET

"I honestly cannot express how much a joy it was to experience "Les Enfants Terribles" take on Alice in Wonderland last night. I didn't want to spam you with a million photos so made a little collage instead! And it just made me all the more annoyed I never got to see Alice Underground... OFF WITH HIS HEAD!"

Flexible aerialist performing on silks

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