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Review: Alice in Wonderland at Catrin Finch Centre

Egwyl editors, Emma Tattum and Kara Beth Davies take a festive visit to Wonderland as they review Wrexham Glyndwr University BA Hons Theatre, Television and Performance students’  production of Alice in Wonderland.

Colourful, magical and wonderful.

Wrexham Glyndwr University’s School of Creative Arts provided a fantastic display and rendition of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland.

The production used original songs, Now You See Me and Why Not Let the Madness Wonder In?  by Callum MacKenzine. We thought the inclusion of some original pieces added to the originality and atmosphere of the show, we will definitely be singing them into our hair brushes!

He is everything you would expect from one of the maddest characters in the show.

All of the cast put on a show we will not be forgetting any time soon, but we both had personal favourites. Alice (Isabella Provenzano) gives a magnificent performance from start to finish. For the show’s leading character, Alice is relatable on many levels, especially for young girls.

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Alice gets a fright from The Cheshire Cat

Another stand out performance comes from The Mad Hatter (Ashleigh Veale). His personality infected the afternoon crowd. He is everything you would expect from one of the maddest characters in the show.

But, our joint personal favourite was The Queen of Hearts (Sarah Davies) who steals the show in the second half. Her flamboyant costume, outrageous makeup and big red hair is enough to make anyone cry with laughter. The way she delivers her lines is better than a professional.

Expect the unexpected, this is a great show to watch.

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Order in the court room!

The professionalism doesn’t just stop when the actors come off stage, they interact with the audience during the intervals, even stopping for the odd selfie or two!

Expect the unexpected, this is a great show to watch. The characters are funny, the set design is clever and the costumes mirror the book, it’s a must see.

The production runs until 10 December at the Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University. Tickets are available here or via 01978 293293 or 0844 8889991

Next performances:

Friday 9th December – 12:30pm and 7pm

Saturday 10th December – 7pm

 

 

 

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