In Alice's Playhouse you will discover an exceptional collection of feature films adapted from some of the most celebrated plays ever written. Often featuring towering performances, outstanding direction and exceptional writing, this collection is a superb archive of contemporary drama masterfully transferred to the silver screen. Filmizations of The Bard's work may be scrolled via the 'Shakespeare' sub-feature in green on the left, along with other notable playwrights who have been adapted for celluloid. For adaptations of novels and short stories, check the 'Special Interest' link and click on 'Based on...' Right: Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh relax during the filming of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.
Ryan Gosling stars in this tense political thriller as a talented, optimistic staffer campaigning for a Democratic presidential candidate (George Cloo... Read more
Alan Bennett is one of Britain's most popular and prolific authors and playwrights. He initially wrote for the stage, but found that with his observan... Read more
A tender and stirring portrayal of a single day from two very different perspectives. Seven children wander the streets in an urban odyssey but not al... Read more
Viggo Mortensen is the bespectacled Professor Halder, living in 1930s Germany with a neurotic wife, two demanding children and a mother suffering from... Read more
An entertaining adaptation of Noel Coward's play, set in 1929 and starring Jessica Biel as the brash American divorcee who shocks the prim English fam... Read more
Oliver Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners, tells of the clever schemes and comic ruses that unfold one night at a country house. An ambitious step-... Read more
A modern re-telling of George Cukor's classic 1939 film, based on Clare Booth Luce's play. A close-knit group of female friends find their neat suburb... Read more