Head down the rabbit hole as tour begins for outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland
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Don't be late for a very important date…a madcap version open air version of Alice in Wonderland is beginning its summer tour at Gressenhall's Story Festival.
Head down the rabbit hole and go on an adventure through Wonderland in the company of Alice, the White Rabbit and the rest of Lewis Carroll's memorable characters as an outdoor production makes it debut this weekend.
Norfolk immersice theatre group Strange Fascination Theatre are unvealing their own madcap version of the classic tale of delight and fantasy, Alice in Wonderland, as part of the Story Festival at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on Sunday.
There will be two performances at 11am and 3pm which will be included in the admission price, as the show makes its debut ahead of a tour of open air performances.
Future tour dates include The Grove in Cromer on July 15, Catton Park in Norwich on July 22 and 29, Holkham Hall on August 2, Bungay Castle on August 11-12 and Blackwater Farm at Great Witchingham on August 26-27.
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Strange Fascination was formed in 2014 by Norfolk actors Simon Morgan and Paul Goldsmith and set and costume designer Daisy Plackett and to date they have taken on a variety of genres, including Shakespeare, comedy and murder mysteries.
Their previous shows have included Two Hearts and The Ripping, The Mustard Twenties, about the famous Mustard Club, the fictional 1920s society invented by a real advertising agency to sell Colman's Mustard, Ghost Stories by M.R. James and their well received outdoor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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They can boast some high profile celebrity fans too. Stephen Fry has recently tweeted his support for the upcoming tour, encouraging his followers to buy tickets.
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Simon Morgan said: 'The show is a family friendly extravaganza of puppetry, audience participation, singalongs and zany characters. You'll join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole in search of her sister. Wonderland offers many delights and strange creatures, weird adventures and lots of fun!'
As well as the performances, at Gressenhall there will be the chance to meet the much-loved characters as you explore from the woods to the river as well as activities including designing a headband fit for Wonderland, a hunt for The Cheshire Cat, while can spot all of the tiny doors? There will also be stories written and performed by author Isabelle King.
• Story Festival is at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on July 9, 10am-5pm, included in normal admission £11.95 (£11.40 cons), £9.55 under-18s, under-4s free, £40.65-£30.50 family, 01362 860563, www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/gressenhall• Full listings and and booking details for Alice in Wonderland can be found HERE