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Illuminating Alice !

Ladies and Gentlemen!

Writer, Performer, Cabaret Hostess and part time MtoF Retro Girl Miss Alice d’Lumiere chose her name, her clothes and her gender and is now premiering a brand new one person show; the culmination of a year’s worth of eccentric adventures in cross-dressing, role reversal and stepping through the Looking Glass of Gender. “Illuminating Alice” promises to be an unusually personal piece from an accomplished writer/performer; aiming to explore the question of how real are the people we see in the mirror... Expect baroque wordplay, extravagant frocks and a touch of Lewis Carroll...


Co-commissioned by Colchester and Norwich Art Centres and Supported by Arts Council England.


Church St. Colchester CO1 1NF

BOX OFFICE 01206 500900

Doors 7.30pm Show Starts 8pm. Tickets - £6, £3.50 concessions.


St. Benedict's St. Norwich NR2 4PG.

Wednesday 28th June. 8PM

BOX OFFICE 01603 660352

Tickets - Pay What You Can

“I am a playwright, a performer, a compere and a magician. I go by a number of names and one of those is Alice d’Lumiere. This latest project concerns that aspect of me...

“To dispense with the Elephant in the wardrobe; I am essentially what one might term a “part time girl”; a happily married, heterosexual with no desire to permanently change their gender.

“I however clearly possess a curiously over-developed feminine side to my psychology which greatly benefits from a chance to come out, express herself creatively and interact with other people.

“My chosen femme name “Alice” was acquired on the Colchester Goth scene and was born from a love of Lewis Carroll influenced intellectual nonsense and a habit of wearing full petticoated frocks with stripy tights!  

“Despite  working professionally en-femme as a Cabaret Hostess and Comedienne on the Retro, Burlesque and Steampunk circuits, I have yet to write a show specifically addressing the experience of being transgendered, but that like me, is changing...”


Whilst the piece will be a personal work; primarily examining the performer’s own experiences, Alice will also be running a series of free workshops to discuss the transgendered experience; we’ll be exploring a number of things; from personal narratives, dressmaking for Transwomen and cross dressing in performance.

Click here to find out more:

Alice d’Lumiere’s Workshops

Alice on Tour

See some clips of “Illuminating Alice” on line.