Alice in Wonderland

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There is still time to see the Christmas show Alice in Wonderland at the Royal & Derngate.

In a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, audiences can join Alice on her journey as she encounters all the favourite characters from the White Rabbit to the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess and the March Hare, taking part in crazy tea parties and incomprehensible croquet games.

They provide an array of madcap entertainment for the bad-tempered Queen of Hearts, who celebrates her birthday every day.

The world of Wonderland will also spill out from the auditorium into the theatre’s foyer areas, in this new take on the tale written by Phil Porter, who is known for his play Starseeker.

Joining forces to direct the Christmas show this year are Royal & Derngate’s artistic director Laurie Sansom, who directed The Wizard of Oz for Christmas 2008, and associate director Dani Parr, whose past productions include The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe and 101 Dalmatians.

The show runs until Sunday and there are performances today at 2.15pm and 7.15pm. Tickets are priced from £9 to £21, with concessions.