Alice Adventures - January 2016
The Theatre Club Pantomine "Alice's Adventures" for the January 2016 production.
The director was Laura Coleman and choreography by Holly Dempsy. The stage manager was Virginia Mayes-Wright.
Review - Northumberland Gazette
Celebrating its 40th pantomime Alnwick Theatre Club geared up for the performance of the season. Alice's Adventures performed at Alnwick Playhouse for eight shows - 'A right pack of cards!'
An adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the show is a new production written and directed by first-time director Laura Coleman. It follows young Alice, played by 16-year-old Merryn Hughes, as she finds a glove and returns it to the owner, the White Rabbit, finding herself in a world of trouble. Then talking plants and animals help Alice remember who she is and where she's gone. Meanwhile, doting friend Jack and mother Verluptua race to find their beloved Alice before the evil Queen of Hearts and the equally unpleasant Duchess of Wonderland chop her head off.
A line-up of famous local faces are returning for the 40th year of pantomimes for the theatre club, including comedy duo Peter Lewis and Jimmy Dodds who take on their usual roles, with the latter playing the dame.