Vegetable variety adds to Alice’s adventures at Tring’s Court Theatre

Berkhamsted Youth Theatre production of Alice, November 2013
Berkhamsted Youth Theatre production of Alice, November 2013

The premiere of a new twist on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland by Berkhamsted Youth Theatre opens this week.

Alice, written by director Jean Fiori-McPhee, sees 43 young people come together for three evening performances and a Saturday matinee at Pendley’s Court Theatre.

Familiar faces the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, and White Rabbit and the Duchess will meet new characters including chickens, hedgehogs, a Shakespearian mole, a heron – and a selection of vegetables.

“There are about 20 different schools represented and the children are aged between nine and 18 which is really nice having that mix,” said theatre company treasurer Alistair Clayton.

The company has staged more than 35 productions from Shakespeare to musicals since its foundation in 1984, and the latest show features original songs by Conan McPhee.

Alice takes to the stage on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 at 7.30pm and Saturday, November 30 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 for children and Dacorum Card holders and £10 for adults.

You can get them from Beechwood Fine Foods in Frogmore Street, Tring and the Berkhamsted Imaging Centre in Berkhamsted High Street, Berkhamsted or book online at