Bilton Pantomummers prepare to go into wonderland with Alice

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ALICE - BUT DIFFERENT

WHAT IS IT?

Bilton’s Pantomummers’ production of Alice in Wonderland.

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?

Performances are Friday March 2 at 7.30pm, Saturday March 3 at 3pm and 7.30pm and Sunday March 4 at 3pm at Crescent School in Bawnmore Road, Bilton.

WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT IT?

In an extraordinary twist, Lewis Carroll arrives to watch the show and feels free to interrupt proceedings at regular intervals to have his say. In the Pantomummers’ latest production 19-year-old former Bilton and Rugby High School pupil Laura Davenport writes and directs for the first time.

Having performed with the group in the past, Laura decided to take up the challenge alongside doing a Film with Television Studies degree at Warwick University. She said: “While I’ve enjoyed being on stage in the past, I love writing and it’s been an amazing experience creating a script and then working with such a brilliant team to turn it into life. I hope that fans of Alice will feel we’ve captured the true spirit of the work.”

The title role is taken by Meg Cubitt, while new life is breathed into Lewis Carroll by Natalya Miles, last seen two years ago playing the ferocious Captain Hook. Also interfering in the action are two of last year’s stars, Bilton School pupil Clare Noy and Rugby High A-level student Suzy Davenport as the narrators.

You can boo and hiss at the Ace of Spades played by Kevin Bright and the Queen of Hearts, played by Richard Howarth but there’s also comedy galore from panto regular Sam Patrick as Josh the Joker.

HOW TO SEE IT

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children. They are Available from Dudley Taylor Chemist, Bilton; Withers Newsagents, Bilton and Woodlands Post Office, Cymbeline Way.