Alice in Wonderland, Lantern Theatre, June 12 to 22
The summer offering of the Dilys Guite Players is Brainerd Duffield’s adaptation of the Lewis Carroll family classic, Alice in Wonderland.
The production follows the intrigued yet sceptical Alice (Hannah Thomas) as she adventures through Wonderland and across the Chessboard of Looking Glass Land, in search of the illusive Eighth Square and, with it, a ticket home.
In her way stands an eclectic mix of eccentric yet lovable characters including the commanding Caterpillar (Vivienne Mager), frantic Mad Hatter (Alex Wilson), psychotic March Hare (James Simms) and, of course, the villainous Queen of Hearts (Mark Kenny).
Directing the play are Kevin Jackson and Harry Rowbotham, making his senior directorial debut.
Harry said: “It is important to us that we give the audience a rich and immersive treat from the beginning to end, without forcing an interpretation of a highly subjective story.
“The main contributors to that experience are the cast, whose energy, enthusiasm and dynamic performances are totally gripping.
“However, we hope that these areenriched by the use of a vast range of stage techniques and styles, ranging from puppetry and singing, to projection and special effects.
“Whether you are a lover of comedy, romance, drama, tragedy, farce or musicals, we provide something for everyone to create a show that is not to be missed.”
The show runs at the Lantern Theatre, 18 Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield, S7 1NF from June 12 to 22. To book, go to www.lanterntheatre.org.uk or call 0333 666 3366.