Written for Guildford Shakespeare Company.
Performed across three locations; St Mary’s Church, Guildford Museum and Guildford Castle.
Caterpillar I have a far more important question. Who are YOU?
Alice I–I hardly know, Mr Caterpillar, not just at present– at least I know who I WAS.
Caterpillar What do you mean by that? Explain yourself!
Alice I’m afraid I can’t put it more clearly for I can’t understand it myself to begin with; and changing sizes is so very confusing.
Caterpillar It isn’t.
Alice Well, perhaps you haven’t found it so yet but when you have to turn into a chrysalis and after that into a butterfly, I should think you’ll feel a little queer, won’t you?
Caterpillar Not a bit.
Alice I just mean, I should like to be a LITTLE larger, sir. Three inches is such a wretched height to be.
Caterpillar It is a very good height indeed! I am exactly three inches high.
Alice But I’m not used to it!