Grace is Alice in Birmingham Old Rep Wonderland

Steve Orme

The Old Rep in Birmingham has announced the cast for its Christmas 2017 production Alice in Wonderland.

Grace Dean takes the role of Alice with Alec Fellows-Bennett playing the Mad Hatter. Katie Paine will play the Queen of Hearts, Ewan Goddard is the White Rabbit, Mark Collier joins the cast in the dual roles of the Caterpillar and Tweedle-Dum while Laura Curnick is Tweedle-Dee and Dormouse.

An ensemble cast of 26 students from Birmingham Ormiston Academy who are aged 16 or 17 will perform alongside the professional cast.

BOA’s principal Gaynor Cheshire said, “we’re delighted with both the professional and ensemble cast members. Individually and collectively they will bring a wealth of talent to our Christmas adventure and I can’t wait to see the roles come to life as rehearsals get started.

“Part of our offer at BOA is that our students can gain hands-on experience and for our ensemble, as well as students working behind the scenes, Alice is a real opportunity for them to be part of a professional production in an established theatre.”

Alice in Wonderland will be directed by Birmingham-born Scott Le Crass. Musical director will be Steve Allan Jones. Choreographer is Lee Crowley, Libby Todd will be costume and set designer and Jai Morjaria lighting designer.

Alice in Wonderland runs at the Old Rep from Monday 20 November until Saturday 30 December.