Matt Smith: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Matt Smith, the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, chose Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

“It has to be Alice in Wonderland. I read it again recently and I thought, it’s still the best story in the world! I love magic realism and that’s what I loved as a kid. It stirred me, the marriage between a real and magic world, although at the time I didn’t know why. And the characters are just extraordinary; brilliant. I go to fancy dress parties as The Mad Hatter. Lewis Carroll, his influence lives on!”

When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer’s afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit she finds herself in Wonderland. And there begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties. For Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice has ever met before.


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