FDS - Alice in Wonderland poster

Alice in Wonderland star

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
Producer: Karen Whiffen
Musical Director: Debra Warner

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.

star Winner of the ODN Pantomime Festival 1999

Alice In Wonderland 1999 NewsclipA children’s story by Lewis Carroll adapted for the stage by Don Carroll.

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.

Alice In Wonderland 1999 06

Rob Stredder; Carolyn Taylor

Alice In Wonderland 1999 07

Naomi Bullock; Anna MacKenzie; Joan Lee

Alice In Wonderland 1999 08

Naomi Bullock; Dave Headey

Alice In Wonderland 1999 01

Dominic Bullock; Eleanor Morton (Dormouse); Peter Webster

Alice In Wonderland 1999 04

Naomi Bullock; Carolyn Taylor

Alice In Wonderland 1999 05

Jo Webster

Alice In Wonderland 1999 02

Mike Durham; Lucy Walden; Dominic Bullock; Dave Headey

Alice In Wonderland 1999 03

Jo Webster; Mike Durham; Rob Stredder (front)

Alice 1999 09

Dominic Bullock; Peter Webster; Naomi Bullock

Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)

Cast (in order of appearance):

Alice - Naomi Bullock
Big Sister - Natalie Keith
White Rabbit - Anna MacKenzie
Mouse - Lois Wells
Eaglet - Oliver Wells
Owl - Lizzy Bowman
Dodo - Kathryn Whiffen
Lory - Emma Barlow
Puffin - Amy Gerry
Knave - Lucy Walden
Queen - Jo Webster
King - Rob Stredder
Frog Footman - Gary Thompson
Fish Footman - Joan Lee
Duchess - Dave Headey
Cheshire Cat - Carolyn Taylor
Mad Hatter - Dominic Bullock
March Hare - Peter Webster
Dormouse - Eleanor Morton
Soldier - Ashley Bates
Gryphon - Christina Willett
Mock Turtle - Claire Green
Tweedledee (soldier) - Mike Durham
Tweedledum (soldier) - Roger Leitch
Caterpillar - Joel Keith
Chorus - Sophie Durham; Naomi Mead; Debbi Merrick; Alex Oliver; Rosie Oliver; Lizzie Parrington; Katherine Smith; Catherine Walden; Rebecca Whiffen
Cats - Becky Allen; Sammy Allen; Sarah Barlow; Zoe Barker; Rhian Boughtwood; Kelly Gardiner; Rebecca Lock; Naomi Phillips; Kealy Whenray
Orchestra - Debra Warner; Richard Lock; Jim Horton; Felicity Hainge

See programme for further details.

Production No.129 (8 shows were performed over 6 days).