Intimate setting for trip to Wonderland

Young cast members in rehearsal for this Sunday's trip to Wonderland, courtesy of Forfar Dramatic Society, in the Reid Hall, Forfar.
Young cast members in rehearsal for this Sunday's trip to Wonderland, courtesy of Forfar Dramatic Society, in the Reid Hall, Forfar.

THE countdown is on for Forfar Dramatic Society’s new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, which takes place in the Reid Hall, Forfar this Sunday (September 16).

The show is suitable for all ages and there are three performances on the day - at 2 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm.

The production will include all of the well-known characters; Alice, the White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and seek to recreate the absurd magic of the novel.

In addition to seeing the show, the audience will also be able to enjoy refreshments and meet the characters at the end of each performance.

The Dramatic Society has been working on its version of Alice in Wonderland over the summer. This has involved adapting the play script from the original novel, finding ways to recreate fantastic characters on stage and rehearsing.

The staging of the production will be unusual, with audience and actors sharing the Reid Hall stage. The idea is to create an intimate setting with the audience seated on three sides of the performance area.

The show will also use a mix of traditional performance, physical theatre and puppetry. Members of the society have been working hard to create puppets of all sizes and shapes that will help them to bring much loved characters to life.

One consequence of this approach is that ticket numbers are limited, with a maximum of 40 seats available for each performance.

So book early if you want to share in Alice’s fabulous adventures in wonderland.

Tickets can be ordered online by emailing forfardramatic@live.co.uk. From Monday 10 to Friday 14 September a box office will operate in the Society’s Clubrooms at 132 East High Street, between 10 am and 3 pm. Finally, members of the Dramatic Society will be able to sell you a ticket direct from Monday 27 August onwards.