Following the success of its sell-out shows The Snow Queen and A Christmas Carol, this Christmas Theatre in the Quarter (TIQ) presents a new adaptation of Alice.The perfect festive treat for all the family, this magical musical play is a fast-paced, fun reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.
Alice reunites the team behind the highly acclaimed Chester Mystery Plays (2013) – Stephanie Dale, Peter Leslie Wild and Matt Baker. Stephanie Dale writes for stage, radio and large-scale, site specific community theatre. Her recent work includes Passion – Line of Departure; an adaptation of Moonfleet; Believe Me(nominated for the Tinniswood Award 2012, BBC Radio Four) and The Witches’ Promise, for Birmingham REP at Weoley Castle Ruins. She is currently working on commissions for Birmingham REP, Centric Theatre and Claque Theatre. Peter Leslie Wild has worked extensively as a director in both live theatre and audio drama – including five years as Community Director at The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; several years at the BBC and as a director of the multi-arts company, artworcs. His recent theatre productions include Passion – Line of Departure (tour) and Inherit the Wind and A Fine Bright Day Today at the New Vic, Newcastle Under Lyme. Matt Baker is TIQ’s founder and Artistic Director. Matt’s credits as a composer and musical director also include productions for the Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster and The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton. His most recent work for TIQ includes Over By Christmas and Silent Night. Alice is designed by Dawn Allsopp, with lighting design by Stuart Harrison and choreography by Cariad Morgan.
Alice will be performed by Sophia Hatfield, Duncan McInnes, Anne O’Riordan, Andrew Roberts-Palmer, Ben Tolley and David Edwards. In-keeping with TIQ’s tradition of local community engagement, the acting company will be joined by young people from across Cheshire.
Bookings can be made by telephone on 0845 241 7868 or in person at Chester Visitor Information Centre. For the full performance schedule and more information, including how to book online visit www.theatreinthequarter.co.uk.
Alice is supported by funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery, and Cheshire West and Chester Council.