Alice's Wonderland

Lewis Carroll
C Venue

Gresham's have been performing at the Fringe for the past sixteen years and they must be one of the youngest companies comprising of 12 and 13 year olds from Gresham's school.

They have tackled some weighty subjects in the past dealing with political prisoners, families ripped apart by divorce, the loss of a parent or the horrors of war.

This year they turn their focus on Lewis Carroll's Alice stories and it's a piece of sheer tomfoolery in which the cast thoroughly enjoy retelling the classic stories.

There were some strong individual performances from the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, The Queen and sweet Alice.

The rest of the cast gave confident ensemble performances with some creative group images but the play could have benefitted from picking up the pace.

The accompanying music was played live on stage and this was a delightful way to spend an hour in the hands of these talented youngsters.

Reviewer: Robin Strapp