Alice is 11, and completely marvellous. She’s jolted from her boring school holidays by an encounter with a talking White Rabbit – who insists she follow him to a mysterious Wonderland. Alice meets all kinds of peculiar characters, including an astoundingly relaxed Caterpillar and a grinning Cheshire Cat. She also learns that all is not well in Wonderland: the Queen of Hearts seems worryingly keen to chop off everyone’s heads. But the Queen is not as bad as she seems, and with peace restored, Alice finds herself back home. Was it really all just a dream?

The Production:

The music for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a brilliantly eclectic mix of jazz, musical and opera – there’s the basso profondo Caterpillar’s rumbling ‘Wonderland Blues’, a countertenor Cheshire Cat, a coloratura diva Drink Me bottle and a furiously flustered pantomime dame of a Queen of Hearts. Gottlieb’s witty libretto moulds Carroll’s nonsense into a fun and engaging story that remains true to the original spirit of the book, and which will delight adults and children alike.


St. John’s College Library Lawn


 Thursday 15th June 2017 – 18:30 (SOLD OUT)

Friday 16th June 2017 – 18:30 (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 17th June 2017 – 14:30 (SOLD OUT)








The Production Team:

Director: Alabama Jackson

Assistant Director: Ava Merrell

Musical Director: Josh Ridley

Assistant Musical Director: Ellie Page

Producer: Rosa Hirtzel

Assistant Producer: Rosie Burgering

Set/Costume Designer: Izzy Young

Our Cast:

Alice – Lydia Marshall

Queen of Hearts/Dad – Cameron Gergett

Mad Hatter/Mum – Catherine Bench

Tweedle Dum/Brat – Ashleigh Charlton

Tweedle Dee/Brat – Rosie Burgering

Duchess – Hannah Cox

March Hare – George Evans-Thomas

White Knight – Chris Knight

Caterpillar – Jeremy Cowen

White Rabbit – Tarquin Strickland

Dormouse – Polly Beaumont

Cheshire Cat – James MacTavish

Humty Dumpty – Sammy Allsop

Victorian soprano – Eleanor Hunt

Victorian alto – Miranda Harding

Victorian tenor – Cat Brooks

Victorian bass – Max Halcox


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