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Performing Arts Students Leave Craven College in Wonderland

Published 27 May
Performing Arts courses

Like the rest of the theatre world, the Year 2 Performing Arts students have been unable to perform to a live audience since March 2020. However, on Saturday 24 May they performed their final major project “Alice” to small socially distanced audiences in the college theatre. This was an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic book by Lindsay Price and by all accounts, ‘ A magical trip to Wonderland!’  Carroll’s original tale “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” represents the child’s struggle to survive in the confusing world of adults. To understand our adult world, Alice has to overcome the open-mindedness that is characteristic for children. Apparently, adults also need rules to live by.

The story told of how Alice follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets a cornucopia of strange creatures. A caterpillar gave her advice, she joined the Mad Hatter and March Hare at teatime, and she finally met the Queen of Hearts continually cried, “Off with her head!” The Cheshire Cat told her that everyone in Wonderland was mad, and therefore Alice must be too.

The audience, who were also treated to Afternoon Tea after the performance, loved the performance and were looking forward to seeing more in the coming academic year.

Martyn Stone – Vice-Chair of the Craven College Board of Governors said, “It was a very well-produced and acted play, under difficult circumstances. The students were superb and a lot of great work had been done on the set and props. The tea party itself in the Three Peaks was also excellent with some very tasty sandwiches and cakes”


Performing ArtsLevel 2, Level 3
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