Alice – Sept 2002

Riverside Studio Theatre

Alice The Musical


Directed & Choreographed – Mary Rowley

The Story
Alice is a musical in two acts, based on the timeless story “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.

The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the real Lewis Carroll, is theologian, mathematician, photographer and storyteller. Alice Liddell, the real Alice, begs Dodgson to tell her a story, and is transported into Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, where she has a series of remarkable and surreal adventures with a colourful cast of characters and creatures.

At the bottom of a rabbit-hole, Alice meets a White Rabbit, who is panicking in case he is late for an appointment with the Queen of Hearts. After a confusing episode with a door that is too small and a key which is suddenly out of reach after Alice has shrunk herself to the right size for the door she meets the carpenter who presents a solution in the form of a magic mushroom.

Alice has a bizarre encounter with the Cheshire Cat, who vanishes to nothing but a grin, then meets up with the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse, who are doomed always to be having tea because a disagreement with time.

Alice comes across hopeless cards who are desperately trying to finish painting white roses red before the Queen arrives. When she does, she instantly orders that they should be beheaded, but Alice saves them by hiding them,

Alice then enjoys a game of croquet with the Queen, which turns out to be played with flamingos and hedgehogs instead of croquet sticks and balls.

Alice finally ends up in the Courtroom only to discover that she is one of the key witnesses at the trial of the Knave of Hearts for stealing the tarts. The trial proceeds haphazardly until Alice finally loses patience with all the nonsense and shouts ” your nothing but a pack of cards” and finally realizes that she is tired of the crazy and unpredictable Wonderland and all she wants to do is to return home where she belongs.


Cast of Characters


ALICE AS AN ADULT – Kate Salmon

ALICE LIDDELL – Jennie Davies

CHARLES DODGSON – Alan Edwards

ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Libby Bove

THE WHITE RABBIT – Thomas Evans

ALICE’S SISTERS – Rebecca Dobbins,

Elizabeth Barker

THE CATERPILLAR – Connar Jones

THE WALRUS – Stephen Williams

THE CARPENTER – James Cox

DUTCHESS – Seren Evans

COOK – Keira Pugh

THE CHESHIRE CAT – Jade Jones

MAD HATTER – Christopher Nadin

MARCH HARE – Dominic Simms

THE DORMOUSE – Katie Wright

QUEEN OF HEARTS – Verity Jones

KING OF HEARTS – Benedict Barlow

THE KNAVE – Tom Williams

THE EXECUTIONER – Sebastian Barlow

THE MOCK TURTLE – James Harper

THE GRYPHON – Matthew Large

GIRLS – Elizabeth Barker, Rebecca Dobbins,

Seren Evans, Keira Pugh.


Production Team


Director / Choreographer – Mary Rowley

Musical Director – Kevin Whitley

Wardrobe – Mary Rowley, Rita Bithell

Technical Manager/Lighting Design – Andrew Nadin

Assistants – Matthew Jones, Roesja Blok

Stage Manager – Ray Kavanagh

Assistant Stage Manager – Sye Dobie

Backstage Crew – Stanley Crabtree, Mal Williams

Karen Willans

Props – Catherine Crabtree, Melissa Jones,

Amanda Dobbins

Front of House – Joan Robertson, Veronica Hughes

Prompter – Lyn Aston

Make-up – Rebecca Williams

Set Design & Build – Mary Rowley, Alan Rossiter,

Ray Kavanagh, Lyn Aston, Rebecca Williams,

Stan Owen, Genny Bove, Libby Bove, Andrew Nadin,



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