(Lights up on Alice who is centre stage strapped into a chair. There is a small trolley with various medical instruments on it. Head Nurse is pulling on a pair of gloves and prep-ping the instruments. Rabbit is stood next to Alice. He looks nervous and afraid.)
Rabbit: Alice why are you letting them do this?
Alice: I have no choice. No choice.
Rabbit: Why aren't you fighting it?
Alice: I don't want to. I don’t want to.
Rabbit: Will you forget me?
Rabbit: Do you promise?
Rabbit: I don't want to lose you Alice.
Alice: You won't. We will be together all the time. Together. All the time.
Rabbit: I didn't want it to be like this though.
Alice: This is a good thing. We won't hurt any more. The Queen can't get us anymore.
Rabbit: I want you to be safe Alice.
Alice: I will be. With you.
(The Queen enters)
Queen: I told you I would be here for the end.
Alice: So you are.
Rabbit: You can't leave Alice alone even now.
Queen: I would bite my tongue if I were you Rabbit.
Alice: Leave him alone. Soon we will both be free of you.
Queen: Oh will you?
Alice: Yes. You won't be able to touch us where we're going.
Queen: She will though won't she? (nods towards Head Nurse)
Alice: No she won't. She can. She won’t. Won’t touch me.
Rabbit: Leave Alice alone.
Rabbit: We won't suffer your tyranny any longer!
Queen: Is that right?
(Snatches the stuffed rabbit from Alice)
Alice: (screams) Give it back!
Head Nurse: Calm down Alice. Or I will have to give you a sedative.
Alice: Don't hurt him!
Queen: It's a little late for that isn't it? Off with your head!
(The Queen twists the stuffed rabbit's head off. Rabbit falls to the ground at the same time.)
Queen: Now which part would you like Alice? Heads or tails? I'm partial to a head myself.
(She tosses the rabbits body onto Alice's lap)
Alice: Even now you couldn't just let me go in peace.
Queen: Where would be the fun in that? You get to be in wonderland with your precious Rabbit while I'm stuck out here? Where is the justice?
Alice: I will be with Rabbit.
Alice: Anything is possible in wonderland. You know that.
Queen: How ghastly.
Alice: It's almost time. Do you want to say your good byes?
Alice: Well without me you'll soon cease to exist won't you? I won't even remember you. I won't remember any of it.
(The Queen becomes Lorina)
Alice: I won't remember what I did to you. I won't remember smashing your face to pieces and slowly removing your head. I won't remember the satisfaction that gave me.
Lorina: You're lying.
Alice: I won't even know who you are. And sure, I won't remember Rabbit or Hatter or the Hare or any of them. But that's the beauty of it isn't it? I can start again.
Lorina: No you can't.
Alice: I will keep on living. All you are is dead. Dead, dead, dead.
Lorina: You will be too.
Alice: On the outside perhaps. But inside I'll be more alive than I've been my entire life.
Lorina: You don't know what will happen.
Alice: That's true but I know it'll be a damn sight better than whatever hell you're in right now.
Lorina: Enjoy your sentence Alice.
Alice: Enjoy yours Lorina.
Head Nurse: Right Alice. Sit still. It's time.
(Lorina exits. Head Nurse moves to start the lobotomy. Alice softly sings to herself.)
Alice: Twinkle, twinkle, little bat, how I wonder where you're at, up above the world you fly, like a tea tray...
(Alice abruptly stops singing as the pin enters her eye. She falls silent and stares blankly. AV behind her shows her sitting at a large tea party table. She is drinking tea with Rabbit, Hatter, March Hare and her sister Edith. Nurse enters while the scene is playing. Head Nurse is examining Alice)
Nurse: Is she gone?
Head Nurse: We have only achieved a partial lobotomy.
Head Nurse: She’s alive but far away.
Nurse: Perhaps in her wonderland?
Head Nurse: Perhaps.
(Lights down, the AV continues playing a little longer before fading out. The end.)