Alice goes MAD in Wonderland

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A group of young actors and actresses are inviting their audience to take trip a trip with them down the rabbit hole later this month.

On Thursday (October 24) Monifieth Youth Theatre will lift the curtains on their production of a modern-day adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

The production has been rewritten by the group’s current leader Sean Dowling. He said: “The idea for this show has been turning over in my head for the past couple of years. I can hardly believe it’s finally going to happen. This production is nothing like the famous Disney version of the tale, though. Our Alice is a brash, rebellious teenager who finds herself in a Wonderland none of us has ever seen before.”

The young cast and stage crew have been involved in decisions about make-up, set and character development. They have helped to paint the set, experimented with hairstyles and participated in a great deal of sketching and lively discussion about costume ideas with Barbara Timmons.

Creative director Libby Barton said: “There’s such an amazing amount of energy within the group and it’s been quite a challenge at times to harness all that energy and project it into preparations for the show. We think we’ve achieved it and hope the show not only tells Alice in a new and innovative way, but also serves to reflect the character of Monifieth Youth Theatre as a whole.”

Tickets for Alice In Wonderland, priced £8 (£6 concession) are available from Troup Pharmacy, Monifieth, and Yorkshire Building Society, Broughty Ferry, or by ‘phoning 01382 480043. Please note, this production is not suitable for children under 10.