On the 13th and 14th June the College theatre was transformed into a magical wonderland for the annual Year 7 and 8 Prep School production. This year’s production had a 48 strong cast and was a playful take on the classic Lewis Carroll novel Alice in Wonderland, with a healthy dose of music, movement and poetry incorporated into the story for a new adaptation of the famous tale.
Alice entered the world of disappearing rabbit holes and over-sized toadstools, designed by the incredibly talented Sophie Buddell. Along the way Alice met a plethora of fantastical creatures such as The Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee plus the Caterpillar, who all charmed the audience with their songs which were beautifully arranged by Elisabetta Bell and Phillip Monk. The play culminated in an absurd court case attended by Carroll’s famous characters, with beautifully choreographed parts that were created with the assistance of Lilian Ashworth.
From the first rehearsals, I was always blown away with the energy and enthusiasm that the young cast exuded. They are an incredibly talented group of pupils and the process was extremely enjoyable. I could not have produced such an ambitious show without the excitement and commitment of the incredible cast and crew and I am hugely thankful for their support.