Sunday, 17 December 2017

Arts centre to mark 150 years of Alice

THIS year marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s

THIS year marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s

Alice in Wonderland
— a fact not lost on staff at the South Hill Park arts centre in Bracknell.

Running over eight days in August, South Hill Park’s creative team has organised a community—based promenade production offering “an enchanting fusion of live music, storytelling and spectacle”.

A spokesman for the Ringmead venue said: “Our historic, award—winning and extensive grounds will play a huge part throughout the production, giving audiences the chance to follow Alice on her exciting adventure — from chasing the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole to singing along with the March Hare and dodging the Queen of Hearts as you play croquet on the lawns.

“Your magical journey will lead the way to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, where picnic—included ticket holders will be able to dine in the sun, alongside interacting with the colourful characters in the scene.”



All elements of the production have been created in—house by South Hill Park’s designer Victoria Spearing.

Original music has been composed by Tim Crumper, and the show is being adapted and directed by Kelly Smith and Katharine Hurst of Scene Productions.

Kelly said: “I’m delighted to be a part of this amazing project — I love working with such a varied cast.

“The icing on the cake has to be the fact that audiences of all ages will be joining us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of a classic, enchanting and timeless tale that has brought generations together — a story that we have all grown up with, know and love. We hope to see some of you there.”

Alice will take place from Thursday, August 13, to Sunday, August 16 — and from Thursday, August 20, to Sunday, August 23. For ticket prices and bookings, call the box office on 01344 484123 or visit the website www.southhillpark.org.uk



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