Alice In Wonderland
presented by GDance
Alice sits in the forest near her house on a warm, sunny day reading a book about a fascinating yet bizarre place called Wonderland. As she is reading the creatures of the forest move about her also enjoying and making use of the warm day. Alice’s reading is interrupted by a friend who has come to offer her some tarts she knows very well were snatched from her mother’s dining table at the house. Whilst she is talking with her friend, her mother, quite red in the face with rage, comes across them. Alice’s mother, snatching back her tarts and simultaneously shooing away Alice’s friend, chastises her daughter for her unladylike behaviour and her wild imagination. Eventually Alice’s mother gives up and leaves. Whilst Alice, once again, settles into her book she notices a white rabbit with a pocket watch. Fascinated Alice follows the rabbit down the hole.
Deciding to try find the White Rabbit Alice makes her way into the forest. Before long Alice comes across a Caterpillar, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Though not very bright the twins decide to befriend Alice and keep her company, telling her nonsense stories along the way. Once again Alice glimpses the White Rabbit and leaves her new friends to go chasing the him. In a panic, the White Rabbit tries to tell Alice to go home as she isn’t safe in Wonderland. There is a frightful Queen that likes to demand beheadings for people that cross her and she is currently hunting down someone who stole her tarts. A mischievous grinning cat appears known as the Cheshire Cat who offers to help Alice with directions whilst engaging her in amusing yet perplexing conversation. The Cheshire Cat warns Alice that everyone she meets will be mad, before disappearing. Following the directions Alice comes across a small group of people who look to be having a tea party. The small group consists of March Hare, the sleepy Dormouse and The Mad Hatter, who believes it’s always 6 o’clock meaning it’s always tea time! Alice, finding the trio ridiculous and a bit of fun gets swept up in their antics!
After the Tea Party Alice discovers 3 panicking gardeners. Apparently they had planted white rose bushes in the Queen of Heart’s garden and to cover up their mistake they were trying to paint them red but with no luck. When the Queen finds out, Alice helps to hide the gardeners. The Queen invites Alice to play a game of croquet but in Wonderland the ball and mallet are played with hedgehogs and flamingo’s. The Queen hates losing and constantly calls for the execution of other players. During the madness the Cheshire Cat appears to ask Alice how she is going but during this the Joker is caught and is to be tried for stealing the tarts. The King of hearts oversees the proceedings whilst The White Rabbit acts as the herald and brings forth witnesses including the Mad Hatter and other characters. Unfortunately the witnesses don’t make any sense and the White Rabbit calls upon Alice to give testimony. The King’s questioning goes nowhere and Alice thinks the whole trial is ridiculous. The Queen, outraged by this, orders Alice’s beheading. The friends Alice has made along the way try to protect her but in the escape Alice knocks down the Queen’s army of playing cards.
Alice slowly wakes up back in the forest remembering her fascinating dream before before running off home for tea. It appears her adventures in Wonderland were all an amazing dream.
2 hours 20 minutes inclusive of a 20 minute interval
Children 2yrs – 16yrs: $32.00
Children under 2 years are free of charge and must sit on accompanying Adults lap.
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