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Alice (2022)
Written by Laura Wade
Sat 10th December to Sat 17th December
Director – Alan Fenn
Alice – Ella Moorley
Alice – Anya Coleman
Mum/Queen – Hannah Hewlett
Dad/King – TBA
Grandad/White Rabbit – Zach McDermott
Grandad/White Rabbit – Grace Murphy
Auntie/Duchess/Mock Turtle – Anne-marie Greene
Uncle/Gryphon/Knave – Richard Overton
Teacher/Humpty Dumpty – Christine Ingall
Tom/Tweedledum/Hare – Daisy-Mae Sweatman
Dan/Tweedledee/Dormouse – TBA
Waiter/Postman/Cook – Paul Forey
Cousin/Cheshire Cat/Commentator – Lucian KC
Cousin/Cheshire Cat/Commentator – Anise Hall
Len/Mad Hatter/Croquet Official – Lukasz Nowacki
Guest/Commentator/Court Official – Emma Whewell
Boy/Wonderband/Mr. Flamingo – John Powers
Boy/Wonderband/Mr. Flamingo – Scarlett Moorley
Girl/Wonderband/Hedgehog – Ruby Humphrey
Girl/Wonderband/Hedgehog – Leann Williams
Child/Caterpillar/Roger – Verity Gillam-Greene
Child/Caterpillar/Roger – Oscar Curran
Assistant Director – Claire McDermott
Assistant Director – Kelly Davidson
Stage Manager – Steve Withers
The Play

The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat wont stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life thats less than perfect.

In this new adaptation by renowned playwright and Sheffield native, Laura Wade, you can follow Alice as she escapes her bedroom to find adventure in a topsy-turvy world. Based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Wade's adaptation breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars.

Our production involves a mixed age cast, including a number of roles being undertaken by members of our drama classes. A family production par excellence!

Reviews of the Play

"fast moving, amusing, inventive, and visually delightful" British Theatre Guide

"Wade's contemporary take on a Victorian classic is a genuine treat for the whole family." The Stage


EDI Assessment

In line with our EDI policy, we undertake an EDI impact assessment of all our artistic programming. ‘Alice’ has no specific diversity message within its narrative. The play can be cast with complete neutrality on race/ethnicity and gender.

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