Play Reading at the Roxy
Tea parties and Croquet!
The North West Theatre Company play reading for March is an adaptation of the novels, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
As the eldest son with eight younger brothers and sisters, Lewis Carroll was used to entertaining his siblings with games, stories and poems. In 1856, whilst at Christchurch College in Oxford, England, Carroll met Alice Liddell, the four-year-old daughter of the head of Christ Church.
During the next few years Carroll often made up stories for Alice and her sisters.
In July 1862, while on a picnic with the Liddell girls, Carroll recounted the adventures of a little girl who fell into a rabbit hole. Alice asked him to write the story out for her. He did so, calling it Alice’s Adventures under Ground.
After some changes, this work was published in 1865 as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with illustrations by John Tenniel.
The play explores how Alice, a rather precocious, little girl reacts to an unusual series of adventures. Full of gentle humour, the play will appeal to adults as well as children through Alice’s intelligent response to a series of bizarre situations and many nonsensical conversations.
Come along and meet; The Mad Hatter, The Duchess, The Queen and King of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, The Mock Turtle and many, many more zany characters.
This play is suited to young people, and the young at heart so whatever your age, do join us on Sunday March 11 in the Roxy upstairs conference room at 4.00 pm.