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Production of Alice in Wonderland

STUDENTS TAKE TO REGENT HIGH SCHOOL’S BRAND NEW STAGE

15 December 2014 – A cast of 27 Regent High School students is adding the finishing touches to its production of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, adapted for the stage by Brainerd Duffield. 

Since the earliest days of September, the cast of students, drawn from Years 7 to 13, have worked tirelessly to produce what promises to be an incredible first theatrical production in the new, 300-seat Regent Theatre.  The cast has mastered the characterisation necessary to perform parts as diverse as Alice, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts, among many others.

Alice in Wonderland is the stage adaptation of the much-loved stories in which the central character, Alice, plunges down a rabbit hole and becomes involved in a gloriously humorous series of adventures.  The play has been created from the events and encounters described in Carroll’s novels Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, and includes all of the books’ famous characters. The production promises to be a cacophony of fun and colour, with the vital element of suspense to make it thoroughly entertaining. Audiences would be as mad as a hatter to miss it!

Alice in Wonderland is the first large-scale production in Regent High School’s new, professional-standard Regent Theatre.  The Theatre opened in July 2014 and is proving to be a significant asset for the school and local community.

The production will be performed at 6.30pm in the Regent Theatre at Regent High School on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 December.  There was a special primary school performance on Monday 15 December.

Rosemary Leeke, Headteacher, said: 'We are waiting with baited breath to see this first production in our exceptional new Theatre.  The space has allowed the production team’s imaginations full rein, and the cast has embraced the opportunity for madness and mayhem with vigour.  All involved in Alice in Wonderland have worked incredibly hard to produce a stunning production.  I am extremely proud of the cast, drawn from the most talented students across the entire school.  This production is a fantastic way to end the first term in our new Theatre.'