Alice in Wonderland
19th January 2018
St Nicholas Church Hall, Allestree
Type of Production
Liz Holme-Cherry, Heidi Caborn
Author: Keith Scott-Savage
A homespun panto written by Colleen Pratt, that relied mainly on one line gags and major audience participation. Didn`t quite press all the buttons on this slow opening performance, but I am sure that the tempo will speed up as the performances progress over the next weeks.
The cast certainly gave their all in a most enthusiastic way. Mark Wilde was the Dame, Olive Tree, and what an array of outlandish costumes. Hattie Mason was good vocally as a most presentable Alice. Emma Tocker-Booth was a very polished Dwight Rabbit along with a cheesy show from Helen Roebuck as the Derbyshire Cat. The Queen of Hearts was suitably portrayed by Davina Caborn and her assistants T-Dum, Heather Slonimski, and T-Dee, Chloe Hubbard, gave energetic performances, and I liked their Rap song. Other parts of note were played by Matthew Stables as Dr Curious, Hannah Langley-Fogg as Cherry Tree, and Lily Gornall as The Duchess of Flushes, with Becci Cogley as Psychedelia Smith.
A very good dance team were used most effectively through the show, all giving a competent display. An excellent set with very good costumes completed the line-up.
Congratulations to the players on their generous donation of £2500 to nominated charities which was raised from their last production.