Wonder for festive season

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JOIN Alice for some wonderfully silly adventures in Wonderland this Christmas.

The Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton has been transformed into a topsy-turvy wonderland for all the family for this year’s Christmas show on the Royal stage.

Following on from the success of last year’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the theatre presents another well-loved children’s classic – a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Audiences are invited to accompany Alice as she encounters all the favourite characters from the classic tale, from the White Rabbit to the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess and the March Hare, taking part in crazy tea parties and incomprehensible croquet games.

Providing an array of madcap entertainment for the bad-tempered Queen of Hearts, who celebrates her birthday every day, these weird and wonderful characters will delight audiences of all ages. With the zany world of Wonderland spilling out from the auditorium into the theatre’s foyer areas, this will be a truly magical theatre-going experience.

This hilarious new take on the timeless tale has been written by Phil Porter, who is known for his play Starseeker. Phil’s delightful adaptation of Hansel and Gretel has also been seen in Northampton in recent years.

With live music, crazy antics and giggles galore – and plenty of opportunities to join in the fun – this hilarious new take on the timeless tale is the perfect festive treat for all the family.

The show runs until Sunday, January 8 and tickets are priced from £9 to £21, with concessions, groups and schools rates are available. Traditional pantomime Aladdin will run on the Derngate stage until January 8.

For tickets call (01604) 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk