We have a unique event for you – I’d go so far to say it’s a cultural (and experimental) phenomenon for Medway, actually – on our final Sunday to close the festival.
Composer Jacob Bride’s magical and musical interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s eternal tales of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass will mesmerise you, as dancers playing the characters of Alice (Sophie Williams), Caterpillar (Angelle Sweetapple), The Queen of Hearts & Mad Hatter (Lorraine Smith), The White Queen & Dormouse (Sarah Rose Denton), and March Hare (Mandi Harkett) guide you through this re-imagining of these wonderful stories.
Jacob will conduct members of the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra and local band Brides of Rain, with solo performances from James Doyle and Rachel Tate. There will be excerpts from the books read by Lorraine Elizabeth Gray, and a special introduction written and read by Roy Smith. Other new writing based on the works will also be read.
Alice will take place at The Royal Function Rooms (Billabong Club entrance, Victoria Street, Rochester) from 2pm on Sunday, October 13th. Tickets are just £3 and can be booked here. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The illustrations shown here are John Tenniel’s originals from the books.
We’d like to thank Mary and Andy for their support following a venue switch for this event. However, due to that switch we do now have to charge a very small fee to cover costs.