Alice The Musical
Directed & Choreographed – Mary Rowley
Alice is a musical in two acts, based on the timeless story “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.
The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the real Lewis Carroll, is theologian, mathematician, photographer and storyteller. Alice Liddell, the real Alice, begs Dodgson to tell her a story, and is transported into Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, where she has a series of remarkable and surreal adventures with a colourful cast of characters and creatures.
At the bottom of a rabbit-hole, Alice meets a White Rabbit, who is panicking in case he is late for an appointment with the Queen of Hearts. After a confusing episode with a door that is too small and a key which is suddenly out of reach after Alice has shrunk herself to the right size for the door she meets the carpenter who presents a solution in the form of a magic mushroom.
Alice has a bizarre encounter with the Cheshire Cat, who vanishes to nothing but a grin, then meets up with the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse, who are doomed always to be having tea because a disagreement with time.
Alice comes across hopeless cards who are desperately trying to finish painting white roses red before the Queen arrives. When she does, she instantly orders that they should be beheaded, but Alice saves them by hiding them,
Alice then enjoys a game of croquet with the Queen, which turns out to be played with flamingos and hedgehogs instead of croquet sticks and balls.
Alice finally ends up in the Courtroom only to discover that she is one of the key witnesses at the trial of the Knave of Hearts for stealing the tarts. The trial proceeds haphazardly until Alice finally loses patience with all the nonsense and shouts ” your nothing but a pack of cards” and finally realizes that she is tired of the crazy and unpredictable Wonderland and all she wants to do is to return home where she belongs.
Cast of Characters
ALICE AS AN ADULT – Kate Salmon
ALICE LIDDELL – Jennie Davies
CHARLES DODGSON – Alan Edwards
ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Libby Bove
THE WHITE RABBIT – Thomas Evans
ALICE’S SISTERS – Rebecca Dobbins,
THE CATERPILLAR – Connar Jones
THE WALRUS – Stephen Williams
THE CARPENTER – James Cox
DUTCHESS – Seren Evans
COOK – Keira Pugh
THE CHESHIRE CAT – Jade Jones
MAD HATTER – Christopher Nadin
MARCH HARE – Dominic Simms
THE DORMOUSE – Katie Wright
QUEEN OF HEARTS – Verity Jones
KING OF HEARTS – Benedict Barlow
THE KNAVE – Tom Williams
THE EXECUTIONER – Sebastian Barlow
THE MOCK TURTLE – James Harper
THE GRYPHON – Matthew Large
GIRLS – Elizabeth Barker, Rebecca Dobbins,
Seren Evans, Keira Pugh.
Director / Choreographer – Mary Rowley
Musical Director – Kevin Whitley
Wardrobe – Mary Rowley, Rita Bithell
Technical Manager/Lighting Design – Andrew Nadin
Assistants – Matthew Jones, Roesja Blok
Stage Manager – Ray Kavanagh
Assistant Stage Manager – Sye Dobie
Backstage Crew – Stanley Crabtree, Mal Williams
Props – Catherine Crabtree, Melissa Jones,
Front of House – Joan Robertson, Veronica Hughes
Prompter – Lyn Aston
Make-up – Rebecca Williams
Set Design & Build – Mary Rowley, Alan Rossiter,
Ray Kavanagh, Lyn Aston, Rebecca Williams,
Stan Owen, Genny Bove, Libby Bove, Andrew Nadin,