Join Alice on her panto adventures

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Celebrating its 40th pantomime Alnwick Theatre Club is gearing up for the performance of the season.

Alice’s Adventures will be performed at Alnwick Playhouse from tomorrow for eight shows over the next week.

Alice's Adventures is being staged by Alnwick Theatre Club at Alnwick Playhouse.'A right pack of cards!' Picture by Jane Coltman

Alice's Adventures is being staged by Alnwick Theatre Club at Alnwick Playhouse.'A right pack of cards!' Picture by Jane Coltman

An adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the show is a new production written and directed by first-time director Laura Coleman.

It follows young Alice, played by 16-year-old Merryn Hughes, as she finds a glove and returns it to the owner, the White Rabbit, finding herself in a world of trouble.

Then talking plants and animals help Alice remember who she is and where she’s gone.

Meanwhile, doting friend Jack and mother Verluptua race to find their beloved Alice before the evil Queen of Hearts and the equally unpleasant Duchess of Wonderland chop her head off.

A line-up of famous local faces are returning for the 40th year of pantomimes for the theatre club, including comedy duo Peter Lewis and Jimmy Dodds who take on their usual roles, with the latter playing the dame.

Performances take place tomorrow, Saturday and Wednesday, January 20, to Saturday, January 23, at 7.30pm. There will also be 2pm shows on both Saturdays.

Tickets are £11, premier, £10 adults, £9 conc, £6 child.

Visit www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or contact 01665 510785.