Alice in Wonderland
A pantomime by Don Carroll
Thursday 28 January 1999 - Saturday 30 January 1999
Thursday 4 February 1999 - Saturday 6 February 1999
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Debbie Lock
Produced by Karen Whiffen
Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Each performance lasts approximately 2½ hours. Matinées on Saturdays only.
Tickets were available from Reflections, 8 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.
Winner of the ODN Pantomime Festival 1999
Alice is sitting with her sister outdoors when she spies a White Rabbit with a pocket watch. Fascinated by the sight, she follows the rabbit down the hole. She falls for a long time, and finds herself in a long hallway full of doors. There is also a key on the table, which unlocks a tiny door; through this door, she spies a beautiful garden. She longs to get there, but the door is too small. Soon, she finds a drink with a note that asks her to drink it. There is later a cake with a note that tells her to eat; Alice uses both, but she cannot seem to get a handle on things, and is always either too large to get through the door or too small to reach the key.
Alice’s strange adventures continue until eventually following a court scene where she is wrongly accused, she wakes up, it has all been a dream.
We managed to get back into the Community Centre for this production. It closed down completely soon after and an attempt was made to obtain a 20-25 year lease on just the theatre, but it was refused. Read more… History of FDS.
Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)8 shows were performed over 6 days.