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Illuminating Alice !





Alice d’Lumiere’s Workshops




Alice on Tour


“SPEAKING OUT AND FITTING IN”

performed as part of “FRESHLY SCRATCHEDat BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE.

Wednesday 2nd May. 8pm. Pay What You Can.

Spoken Word Artist and "Part Time Girl", Alice d’Lumiere joins a host of other exciting artists testing out short new ideas for shows. This 10 minute scratch piece fuses recent ideas with brand new material to explore two complimentary issues: the need for the gender-fluid performer to find their own voice and the decision to also fit in through non-verbal forms of self expression.

Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN BOX OFFICE: 020 7223 2223


“ILLUMINATING ALICE!”

Writer, Performer, Cabaret Hostess and part time MtoF Retro Girl Miss Alice d’Lumiere chose her name, her clothes and her gender; this is her story…


In 2017 Alice premiered 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” was a co-commission between COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE and NORWICH ARTS CENTRE. Supported by Arts Council England, the show is 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... The resultant work is a passionate, honest and celebratory piece; part personal testament, part narrative cabaret; containing dynamic wordplay, extravagant frocks, Lewis Carroll imagery and a just a touch of Burlesque.


“Illuminating Alice” and its associated series of workshops are available for booking for Theatres and Arts Centres from the Autumn of 2018 and into 2019; when Alice will begin the development of a new transgender themed piece.


“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 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 local Goth scene and was born from a love of Lewis Carroll influenced intellectual nonsense and a habit of wearing full crinoline frocks with stripy tights!  

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

ALICE d’LUMIERE