Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Alice in... a panto for Easter at the Kenton

LAST night (Thursday) saw

LAST night (Thursday) saw Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland start its four-day run at the Kenton Theatre.

Billed as a panto for Easter, the show stars Jemma Carlisle as Alice in a fresh adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s madcap classic.

With an adult cast of five, supported by 12 child actors, the show has an original score written by Connor Jones, who also acts in the production.

Writer, director and producer David Kemp said: “There are about six songs in the show and a lot of dancing. As with a pantomime I wanted a show that would appeal to the whole family.”

As Alice, Jemma Carlisle is on stage for virtually the whole show. She is joined by Niall Rooney as the Mad Hatter and the Caterpillar, Connor Jones as the White Rabbit, Thomas Kemp as the March Hare and the King, and stage veteran Clifford Hume as the Duchess and the Queen of Hearts.

The first night was sold out but seats are still available for performances at 1.30pm and 5pm until Sunday (April 3).

Tickets are priced £16 with a range of concessions available. To book, call (01491) 575698 or visit www.kentontheatre.co.uk

The box office at the New Street theatre is open to callers in person from 11am to 3pm on weekdays and from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

n Looking ahead to the morning of Saturday, April 16, the Kenton is inviting potential volunteers to pop in and learn more about the various roles on offer.

These include: usher, front of house manager, bar and coffee bar stewards, and box office assistant.

Volunteer manager Linda Wallace said: “The Kenton depends upon volunteers to stay open, so we hold these events twice yearly.

“Visit us at the theatre in New Street from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, April 16, to learn about joining our friendly team.”

For further details, email volunteers@kentontheatre.co.uk

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