Alice in Blunderland - March 2012
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A Pantomime by Jane Scott

In March the group presented ‘Alice in Blunderland’ – a pantomime loosely
based on the story of Alice in Wonderland.

Alice met many of the old favourites such as the White Rabbit, the Cheshire
Cat, the Mad Hatter and March Hare, and also some new friends  –  singing and
dancing flowers and a gardener called the Ace of Spades, who produced magic
from his green wheelie bin.

There was plenty of enthusiastic audience participation, from the adults as well
as the children, especially in the croquet match. This took place between the
Queen of Hearts, the Duchess and the audience, and involved a large number of
brightly-coloured beach balls being hit, thrown and kicked in all directions on
the stage and around the hall. Once or twice the lights were hit by high-flying
balls but miraculously nothing was broken and a good time was had by all.

The production was very profitable too, (as it was written by one of our own
members there were no royalties to pay) so from the proceeds we were able
to donate £250 each to the Acorns Children’s Hospice in Birmingham and to
Zoe’s Place, a hospice for babies and very young children in Coventry.

Cast:
Alice – Hannah Williams
Lucy – Catherine Kime
The White Rabbit – Terry Offiler
The Duchess – Goff Tilling
The Duchess’s Maid – Carole Veness
Daffodil – Derek Osborne
Sweet William – Kate Findlay
Ace of Spades – Tim Barlow
The Cheshire Cat – Joy Hawtin
Tweedledum – Lorraine Sayers
Tweedledee – Nickey Fox
Jock of Hearts – Guy Jessett
The Mad Hatter – Mark Timmis
The March Hare – Alycia Timmis
Ace of Hearts – Chris Murphy
Queen of Hearts – Tim Barlow
King of Hearts – David Hall
Two of Hearts – Larraine Sayers
Three of Hearts – Nicky Fox
Four of Hearts – Carole Veness

Crew:
Stage Manager – David Hall
Assistant S.M. – Ann Hall
Set Construction & Design – David Hall and Ann Hall
Costumes – Carole Veness and Barbra Offiler
Make-up – Wendy Barlow
Music – Ann Holliday
Lighting – Dave Morrow
Stage Crew – Ian Findlay and Catherine Kime
Prompt – Barbara Offiler
Refreshments – Ann Fawcett and Barbara Winstone
Bar – Rod Scott