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Alice (2022)
Written by Laura Wade
Sat 10th December to Sat 17th December
Director – Alan Fenn
Assistant Director – Claire McDermott
Assistant Director – Kelly Davidson
The Play

The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat wont stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life thats less than perfect.

In this new adaptation by renowned playwright and Sheffield native, Laura Wade, you can follow Alice as she escapes her bedroom to find adventure in a topsy-turvy world. Based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Wade's adaptation breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars.

Our production involves a mixed age cast, including a number of roles being undertaken by members of our drama classes. A family production par excellence!

Reviews of the Play

"fast moving, amusing, inventive, and visually delightful" British Theatre Guide

"Wade's contemporary take on a Victorian classic is a genuine treat for the whole family." The Stage

Reading and Auditions

The casting of the youth parts has already taken place.

AUDITIONS for adult cast only will take place on Friday 15th July @ 7:30pm  & Saturday  16th July @ 1230 when all those interested in being cast should attend.


Most actors will play multiple roles as follows:



Auntie/Duchess/Mock Turtle


Teacher/Humpty Dumpty




EDI Assessment

In line with our EDI policy, we undertake an EDI impact assessment of all our artistic programming. ‘Alice’ has no specific diversity message within its narrative. The play can be cast with complete neutrality on race/ethnicity and gender.

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