Sherman Theatre

Alice In Wonderland

Dates

23 Nov - 29 Dec 2018

Prices

£16 - £26
Concessions: £2 off
Under 25: Half price
Schools Earlybird: £7.50 (before 28 Sept)
Schools Price £8 (1 teacher per 10 pupils goes free)

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Main House

Suitable for ages 7+

Performed in English

By Lewis Carroll
Adaptation by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rachel O'Riordan

Running time: 1 hour 40 mins (including interval)

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  • Show Times
  • Reviews
  • Cast & Team

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Follow Alice down the rabbit hole this Christmas to meet all of your favourite characters. Catch up with the White Rabbit (he’s still running late) or join the Mad Hatter for tea; just mind the Queen of Hearts doesn’t see you or it will be “off with your head”!

Sherman Theatre’s Main House Christmas shows are one of Cardiff’s essential seasonal treats. A talented cast of actor-musicians, stunning sets and costumes, and (tea)pots of fun combine to bring this much-loved classic to life. Join Alice for a curious adventure that you will remember for a lifetime.

★★★★ "Quirky, entertaining and emotionally resonant staging of Lewis Carroll’s classic." The Stage

★★★★ "In the skillful hands of director Rachel O’Riordan, Carroll’s immortal story is full of action and joie de vivre, but also shows the vulnerable side of Alice." Reviews Hub

"Once again the Sherman Theatre has produced an enchanting and lovable family show perfect for the festive season." Cardiff Mummy Says Blog

"Rachel O’Riordan leaving the Sherman is bittersweet but in this final act as Artistic Director she demonstrates family theatre is deserving of ovations and five stars." An Organised Mess Blog

"I’d highly recommend booking your tickets for this magical, inspiring and beautiful performance" Kelly Allen Writer Blog

 

CAST

Alice Cast2

 

SANTA LETTERS

Once again we've teamed up with Santa to spread a little Christmas magic and bring you personalised Santa letters. For a donation of just £4, you can order a personalised letter from Father Christmas. If you order two personalised letters it’s only £7 and for three it’s £10.

Letters can either be waiting on the child's seat in the auditorium if they are seeing Alice in Wonderland or sent in the post.

To add a little extra sparkle to your child's Christmas you can contact our Box Office team on 029 2064 6900, or email box.office@shermantheatre.co.uk. Alternatively you can order online when purchasing Alice in Wonderland tickets.

 

MERCHANDISE

Merchandise will be available for this performance. Click here to see our list of merchandise.

 

WONDERLAND LUNCHBOXES

Available to pre-order here or from the bar on arrival, our children's Wonderland Lunchboxes are great before or after the show. Lunchboxes are £5 and include a choice of sandwich, a piece of fruit, a cake and a drink.

 

CHRISTMAS TREATS BUNDLE

Treat yourself to a mulled beverage, mince pie and a show programme for the special price of £6, pre-order here

Show Times

Fri 23 Nov 7.00pm Preview
Sat 24 Nov 7.00pm Preview
Mon 26 Nov 2.00pm Preview
Tue 27 Nov 7.00pm  
Wed 28 Nov 10.30am  
Thu 29 Nov 10.30am  
Fri 30 Nov 10.30am  
Sat 1 Dec 2.00pm  
Mon 3 Dec 10.30am  
Tue 4 Dec 10.30am  
Wed 5 Dec 10.30am  
Thu 6 Dec 10.30am  
Fri 7 Dec 10.30am  
Fri 7 Dec 7.00pm  
Sat 8 Dec 2.00pm  
Sat 8 Dec 7.00pm  
Mon 10 Dec 10.30am  
Tue 11 Dec 10.30am  
Wed 12 Dec 10.30am Limited availability
Thu 13 Dec 10.30am Limited availability
Fri 14 Dec 10.30am  
Fri 14 Dec 7.00pm  
Sat 15 Dec 2.00pm CAP
Sat 15 Dec 7.00pm  
Mon 17 Dec 10.30am Sold Out
Tue 18 Dec 10.30am Sold Out
Wed 19 Dec 10.30am Sold Out
Wed 19 Dec 2.00pm  
Thu 20 Dec 2.00pm Limited availability
Fri 21 Dec 7.00pm  
Sat 22 Dec 2.00pm AD
Sat 22 Dec 7.00pm AD
Mon 24 Dec 11.30am  
Mon 24 Dec 4.00pm  
Thu 27 Dec 7.00pm  
Fri 28 Dec 2.00pm Limited availability
Fri 28 Dec 7.00pm  
Sat 29 Dec 2.00pm Relaxed performance
Sat 29 Dec 7.00pm  

Reviews

★★★★ "Quirky, entertaining and emotionally resonant staging of Lewis Carroll’s classic." The Stage

★★★★ "In the skillful hands of director Rachel O’Riordan, Carroll’s immortal story is full of action and joie de vivre, but also shows the vulnerable side of Alice." Reviews Hub

"Once again the Sherman Theatre has produced an enchanting and lovable family show perfect for the festive season." Cardiff Mummy Says Blog

"Rachel O’Riordan leaving the Sherman is bittersweet but in this final act as Artistic Director she demonstrates family theatre is deserving of ovations and five stars." An Organised Mess Blog

"I’d highly recommend booking your tickets for this magical, inspiring and beautiful performance" Kelly Allen Writer Blog

Cast & Team

By Lewis Carroll

Adaption by Mike Kenny

Director Rachel O'Riordan

Designer Hayley Grindle

Composer & Musical Director Lucy Rivers

Sound Designer Ian Barnard

Lighting Designer Katy Morison

Assistant Director (Supported by Fenton Arts Trust) Siobhan Lynn Brennan

 

CAST

Alice Cast2

 

With Apprentice Actor Callum Davies

BIOGS

JAMES IFAN
Mad Hatter

Theatre includes / Theatr yn cynnwys: Sleeping Beauty, Justice In A Day, Theatr Clwyd at Elfed, Junior Justice (Theatr Clwyd); A Good Clean Heart (Neontopia & Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru); The Old Friend (Who Said Theatre).

Audio includes / Gwaith llais yn cynnwys: This Is Me (Swansea Sound, The Wave).

James graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2015.

HANNAH MCPAKE
Queen of Hearts

For Sherman Theatre / Ar gyfer Theatr y Sherman: The Wind In The Willows, Maudie’s Rooms (& Roar Ensemble), Plum (…and Me, Will), Cinders.

Other theatre includes / Theatr arall yn cynnwys: The Flop (Hijinx & Spymonkey); Double Vision (Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru & Gagglebabble); The Shape Of The Pain, A High Street Odyssey (China Plate); Seanmhair (The Other Room); Wonderman (Gagglebabble, National Theatre Wales & WMC / CMC); The Terrible Things I’ve Done (Invisible Ink); I Am Thomas (Told by an Idiot & National Theatre Scotland); Rapunzel (Glasgow Citizens Theatre); The Tempest (Improbable & Northern Stage); Romeo & Juliet, The Knight Of The Burning Pestle (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Forsythe Sisters, The Bloody Ballad (Gagglebabble); The Gamblers (Greyscale Theatre & Northern Stage); Green Man // Red Woman, Silly Kings (National Theatre Wales), Grimm Tales (Theatr Iolo); Sue: The Second Coming (Pleasance & Bristol Old Vic); My Life In CIA (Give It A Name); King Lear, Macbeth (TNT Theatre); The First Time I Saw Snow (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); The Ghost Of Scrooge (Library Theatre, Manchester).

TV includes / Teledu yn cynnwys: Trollied (Roughcut TV – SKY1); Skins (Company Productions Ltd – E4).

Radio includes / Radio yn cynnwys: Seven Songs for Simon Dixelius, Modesty Blaise (BBC Radio 4).

FRANÇOIS PANDOLFO
Tweedledee / King

For Sherman Theatre / Ar gyfer Theatr y Sherman: The Motherf**Ker With The Hat (& Tron Theatre).

Other theatre includes / Theatr arall yn cynnwys: Double Vision (Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru & Gagglebabble); The Trials Of Oscar Wilde (Mappa Mundi); Lifted By Beauty: Adventures In Dreaming (National Theatre Wales); The Terrible Things I’ve Done (Invisible Ink); Looking Through Glass, Alix In Wundergarten (difficult|stage & The Other Room); Still Life, The Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Mappa Mundi & Theatr Mwldan); To Kill A Machine (Scriptography); The Royal Bed (Theatr Peña); Anamnesis 25:12 (Mercury Theatre Wales); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mappa Mundi, Theatr Mwldan & Torch Theatre); Muscle, Love At First Sight, Fallen (Shock ‘N’ Awe Productions); Wuthering Heights (Aberystwyth Arts Centre / Canolfan Celfyddydau Aberystwyth); Macbeth, A History Of Falling Things, A Small Family Business, The Voyage (Theatr Clwyd), Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan (Hiss & Boo –Newport Riverfront); The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera / Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru).

TV includes / Teledu yn cynnwys: Wasted (Angel Eye Media); Doctors, Doctor Who, EastEnders, Baker Boys, Casualty (BBC); Tati’s Hotel (ITV).

Film includes / Ffilm yn cynnwys: A Son Of War (Anifilic Studios); The Rezort (Matador Pictures); So Christian Youth (Bubblehead Productions).

Radio includes / Radio yn cynnwys: Becoming Betty, My Own Private Gondolier, The House That Eileen Built, The Tinner's Corpse, Tracks (BBC Radio 4).

ELIN PHILLIPS
Caterpillar / Cheshire Cat

For Sherman Theatre / Ar gyfer Theatr y Sherman: Milwr yn y Meddwl (& Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), The Emperor’s New Clothes / Dillad Newydd yr Ymerawdwr, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Arabian Nights, Snow Child, Patrolophobia, Station, A Christmas Carol.

Other theatre includes / Theatr arall yn cynnwys: This Incredible Life (Canoe Theatre); House of America (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru); All But Gone (The Other Room); Ice Road (Raucous Theatre); Seagulls, The Populars (Volcano); Tom: A Story Of Tom Jones The Musical (Theatr na nÓg); Dirty, Gifted & Welsh (National Theatre Wales); All My Sons, The Herbal Bed, Rape Of The Fair Country, As You Like It, Animal Farm (Theatr Clwyd); Yerma (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Mappa Mundi); The Falling Sickness (Upstart Theatre).

TV includes / Teledu yn cynnwys: Will (TNT); Îha Sheelagh, Gwaith Cartref, Zanzibar (S4C); Crash (BBC Wales); Doctors (BBC).

Film includes / Ffilm yn cynnwys: Love Type D, Y Syrcas.

Radio includes / Radio yn cynnwys: The Last Lesson, Writing the Century, Lemon Meringue Pie (BBC Radio Wales).

ALEXANDRIA RILEY
Tweedledum / March Hare

For Sherman Theatre / Ar gyfer Theatr y Sherman: The Motherf**ker With The Hat (& Tron Theatre), The Cherry Orchard, How My Light Is Spent (& Royal Exchange Theatre & Theatre By The Lake).

Other theatre includes / Theatr arall yn cynnwys: Now The Hero (Marc Rees & Taliesin); For All I Care (National Theatre Wales); Hang (The Other Room); The Mountaintop (Fio); Hansel and Gretel (Theatr Iolo).

TV includes / Teledu yn cynnwys: The Tuckers (Pilot) (BBC Wales); In My Skin (Pilot) (Expectation Entertainment); Almost Never (Saltbeef TV); Bang (Joio & Artists Studio); Warren (Pilot) (Hat Trick); Russell and Jameela (It’s My Shout); Sophie and Ashleigh (BBC 3).

Radio includes / Radio yn cynnwys: Castle Of The Hawk, Long Way From Home, Bride & Groom, Pardna, The Coming Tide, Britt-Marie Was Here, Tracks, The Wide Sargasso Sea, Now, Where Were We? (BBC Radio 4); Richard II (BBC Radio 3); Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, Doctor Who (Big Finish Productions).

KEIRON SELF
The Duchess

For Sherman Theatre / Ar gyfer Theatr y Sherman: The Wind In The Willows, The Borrowers, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Arabian Nights.

Other theatre includes / Theatr arall yn cynnwys: Lightspeed From Pembroke Dock (Dirty Protest); A Recipe For Sloe Gin (Clocktower Theatre Company); Hamlet, Dangerous Liaisons, Still Life, Trials of Oscar Wilde (Mappa Mundi); Neville’s Island, Bedroom Farce (Black RAT Productions); A History Of Falling Things (New Vic Theatre); Fear Of Drowning (Black Sheep); Love And Money (Waking Exploits); The Rivals (Theatre Royal Bath).

TV includes / Teledu yn cynnwys: My Family, Still Open All Hours, Aberfan: Fight For Justice, Lucky Bag, High Hopes, Casualty (BBC); The Mimic (Channel 4).

Film includes / Ffilm yn cynnwys: Benny & Jolene (Jolene Films); Bittersweet Symphony (Bittersweet Symphony Films); Blue Monday (Blue Monday Films); Chariot (Chariot Films).

Radio includes / Radio yn cynnwys: Tsar: Lenin, Richard II, Reading The Signs, Sunset at Kastros, News From Nowhere, The Gun, The Night Horse, In Parenthesis (BBC Radio 4).

JOSEPH TWEEDALE
White Rabbit

For Sherman Theatre / Ar gyfer Theatr y Sherman: The Borrowers, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.

Other theatre includes / Theatr arall yn cynnwys: Babe, The Sheep Pig (Mercury Theatre); A View From The Bridge, Macbeth (Tobacco Factory); A Christmas Carol (Hull Truck Theatre); The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice (Theatr Clwyd); Northanger Abbey (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); My Mouth Brought Me Here (3Crate Productions); Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse); UKIP! The Musical (Hell Bent Theatre); Samaritans, Can I Help You? (Stonecrabs Theatre Company); Brief Encounter (Torch Theatre); The Girl Who Cannot Die (Certain Dark Things); Either/Or (Theatre 503); The Tempest, Alice Through The Looking Glass (Quantum Theatre); Pretty Shrewd (Vienna’s English Theatre); Dido, Queen Of Carthage/King Lear, Oedipus: After Sophocles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lazarus Theatre Company).

Film includes / Ffilm yn cynnwys: Dirt Ash Meat (Ffilm Cymru).

Audio includes / Gwaith llais yn cynnwys: Blind Terror: The Gods Of Frost – Audio Drama, Torchwood - Aliens Among Us (Big Finish).

ELIAN WEST
Alice

Theatre includes / Theatr yn cynnwys: Sleeping Beauty (Theatr Clwyd); James Bonney MP (White Bear Theatre), Pride & Prejudice: The Panto (Cockpit Theatre).

Elian graduated from Mountainview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2017.


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