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Alice in Wonderland


19th January 2018


St Nicholas Players


St Nicholas Church Hall, Allestree

Type of Production



Colleen Pratt

Musical Director

Phil Wensley


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.