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Celebrating 150 years of Wonderland...

19 October - 7 November

Starting at St Mary's Church, Guildford

A new stage adaptation by Ant Stones & GSC

Directed by Charlotte Conquest | Designed by PJ McEvoy

Sound by Matt Eaton | Lighting by Declan Randall

This November marks 150 years since Alice fell down the rabbit-hole in Lewis Carroll’s wonderfully nonsensical creation Alice in Wonderland.

To celebrate this anniversary and Guildford’s unique relationship with Lewis Carroll, GSC have created an immersive theatrical experience where you will join Alice on her curious adventures in Wonderland. 

For this unique production you’ll be starting in the very church where Carroll preached: St Mary’s…but that is only the beginning! From there you’ll follow Alice and the White Rabbit on a magical journey through Wonderland. Experience the Museum as you’ve never seen it before and just be careful you don’t lose your head in the Castle Keep…and who knows, by the end maybe you too may believe in “as many as six impossible things before breakfast”. Just like Alice!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • This is a promenade performance, visiting different venues; therefore part of the event will take place outside as you move between properties. Please ensure you wear sensible shoes for this.
  • We regret that due to the limitations of the venues, this production is not suitable for wheelchair users. Those with limited mobility, please visit the Access page for more details.
  • SEATING: this is a promenade production meaning that you will be moving with the action. Some seating will be provided in certain areas, but the performance is designed for audiences to enjoy a freer experience of the Alice story.
  • Running time: 90mins (approx.) with no interval

FRIENDS PRIORITY BOOKING NOW OPEN

Annual Pass Holders please call the Box Office

GENERAL BOOKING OPENS 8 September at Noon

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Company

Our Alice in Wonderland acting company will be here in the Autumn...but here's the Creative Team so far...

Creative Team

Charlotte Conquest - Director

For GSC: The Taming of the Shrew (2015 & 2009), Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other credits include: Bedroom Farce, Single Spies, The Turn of the Screw and The Grapes of Wrath (NORTHCOTT) Abigail’s Party (National tour, HAMPSTEAD/BATH THEATRE ROYAL), Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth (SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE and national tour), tour director on London Cuckolds (RNT), resident director on South Pacific (Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, RNT), assistant director at the RSC; various productions for CREATION THEATRE including Henry V, Doctor Faustus and Snow Queen; working on new writing such as Our State Tomorrow, THE PLEASANCE (The Independent number 1 pick of the Edinburgh fringe winner), and working with students including Peter Pan (Chichester Uni), Legally Blonde, Jerry Springer, Spring Awakening (GSA), Blood Wedding (Arts Ed). www.charlotteconquest.com

 

PJ McEvoy - Set & Costume Designer/Projection Content

Trained: Guildford School of Acting. Recent Set & Costume Design: Snoopy!!!, Hands on a Hardbody, On The Town, The War of the Roses Season, LIFT: The Musical, Little Women, The Witches of EastwickThe Fix, Songs for A New WorldThe World Goes Round and The Gut Girls. As Assistant Costume Designer to Jack Galloway: The Drowned Man and Batman Live (Punchdrunk Theatre). PJ also designs Paper Props & Graphics for shows across the West End, most notably the Golden Tickets & Wonka Chocolate bars featured in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Follow PJ on Twitter @PJbyDesign

 

Ant Stones – Adaptor

For GSC: Ant is GSC's Education Officer and adapted The Wind in the Willows in 2105. He is also a freelance director and playwright. Credits include: Play/Date (Theatre Delicatessen); Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (Brighton Festival and The Pleasance); The Flood (Underbelly); Much Ado about Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Happy Birthday Wanda June (Old Red Lion); Superbard (BAC, Edinburgh and UK tour); Maximus and Audencia (The Bush); The Time Capsule (New Wimbledon Studio); Lovec@t (Theatre 503); Under Construction (ISTA festival, Sri Lanka). Ant has been Head of Theatre for Tea Fuelled since 2011 and is currently setting up the new theatre-games company Good Cop Hot Cop. He trained at Birkbeck and The Royal Court Young Writer’s Program.

 

Anett Black - Costume Supervisor

For GSC: Design Co-ordinator Henry V; Assistant for The Taming of the Shrew, The Wind in the Willows, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Othello. Recent projects include Costume and Set designer for My Fair Lady (Enigma at Riverhouse Barn); Costume Designer: Deep Water (W11); Santa in Love and The Twelve Days of Christmas (Peoples’ Theatre Company). Bittergirls (The Kings Head); MIL-STD-1815 Alan Turing (Goldsmith College); The Alchemist, Much Ado About Nothing (Riverhouse Barn); Old Macdonalds (PTC). Anett has also worked with performances at large venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank), Lilian Baylis, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Dr Johnson’s House and had a solo exhibition from Page to Stage and co-exhibition in Curtain Call at the Riverhouse Barn.

 

Matt Eaton - Sound Designer

For GSC: The Taming of the Shrew, The Wind in the Willows, King Lear, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Richard III, Hamlet, Othello. Recent work includes: The History Boys (UK Tour); Ravens, Titus Andronicus (USF, Florida); Kethra (Venetian Biennale of Architecture); Wuthering Heights (YAT and UK tour); Break The Floorboards (WPT); Medea (Rose Theatre) Composer: The Picture of Dorian Gray (EAC Tour), Dracula (SLG); Helen (Aod tour); Shadow Shows (Edinburgh International Film Festival); Nosferatu (Flatpack Film Festival); The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (MAC).Film & TV credits include: The Gambler (BBC Radio 3), Volkswagen and BT advertisements, Hallam Foe (Channel 4 Films). Matt is a sound designer and composer in theatre, film and television. He is an associate artist at Creation in Oxford.

Declan Randall - Lighting Designer

 

Tamsin Rose Production Manager

For GSC: King Lear, The Canterbury Tales. As Production Manager: British Youth Opera, Bill Kenwright Limited, JASS Andrews Productions, The Booking Office, Snapdragon, Yellow Earth Theatre Company, Chipping Norton Theatre, Propeller Productions and Mahogany Opera Group. Opera and Musical Theatre: Mother Goose (Chipping Norton Theatre); Brundibar (UK Tour); The Little Green Swallow (Peacock Theatre); AtoZ of Mrs. P (Southwark Playhouse); Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK National Tour); Whistle Down the Wind (UK National Tour); Evita (European Tour); Laughter in the Rain (UK National Tour). Plays: Toast (Park Theatre); Last Days of Limehouse (Limehouse Town Hall); Murder on Air (UK national Tour); Donkey Heart (Old Red Lion & Trafalgar Studios); Eldorado (Arcola Theatre); Perfect Murder (UK National Tour); Black Coffee (UK National Tour); Chin Chin (UK National Tour); Fallen Angels (UK National Tour); Eugenie Grande (Assembly Edinburgh Fringe); Cinderella (Grimaldi Forum (Monaco); Witness for the Prosecution (UK National Tour); A Daughter’s A Daughter (Theatre Royal Windsor & Trafalgar Studios); Grass is Greener (UK Tour); Pack of Lies (UK National Tour).

Elaine Yeung - Stage Manager

Beth Sweeney - Stage Manager

For GSC: The Importance of Being Earnest, As You Like It, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice. Recent credits include: Company Stage Manager for Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk (Qdos). Deputy Stage Manager for King Lear (UK Tour - Northern Broadsides); As You Like It, Macbeth, Henry V, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, A Christmas Carol (Creation Theatre Company); Twang and Merrily We Roll Along (Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford); Wife Begins At Forty (Ray Cooney Plays). Assistant Stage Manager An August Bank Holiday Lark (UK Tour - Northern Broadsides); Earthquakes in London (UK Tour - Headlong).

 

Events

Adapting Alice with Matt Pinches & Ant Stones

Thursday 15 October, 8.30pm - 9.30pm - Electric Theatre

Ahead of the opening night of our brand new stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, join our Co-Founder Matt Pinches and writer Ant Stones as they take a peek down this very special rabbit hole: the pair will talk about adapting Lewis Carroll's creation for the stage and how the company have made it very much 'Guildford's' Alice in Wonderland. Part of Guildford Book Festival

Book Tickets

(Tickets sold by Guildford Book Festival. This is a GBF event)

Relaxed Performance

Monday 2 November 6.30pm (normal ticket prices apply)

Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes may be made to the light and sound effects.

See Access for patrons with limited mobility

Dates/Tickets

General Booking opens Tuesday 8 September at Noon

Friends Priority NOW OPEN

Annual Pass Holders please call the Box Office

Dates

19 October - 7 November (no perfs Sundays)

Times

6.30pm | 7.30pm | 8.30pm

Running time approx. 90mins (no interval)

NB Due to the nature of this event there is strictly no admittance to St Mary's Church until 30 minutes before your scheduled start time

Tickets

£25 Full

£21 Concession (Over 60, students, Equity members, Jobseekers)

£16.50 Children under 16

£80 Family (2 full, 2 children)

NO BOOKING FEE

Telephone 01483 304384 Not open Sundays

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