Celebrating 150 years of Wonderland...
19 October - 7 November
Starting at St Mary's Church, Guildford
A new stage adaptation by Ant Stones & GSC
Directed by Charlotte Conquest | Designed by PJ McEvoy
Sound by Matt Eaton | Lighting by Declan Randall
This November marks 150 years since Alice fell down the rabbit-hole in Lewis Carroll’s wonderfully nonsensical creation Alice in Wonderland.
To celebrate this anniversary and Guildford’s unique relationship with Lewis Carroll, GSC have created an immersive theatrical experience where you will join Alice on her curious adventures in Wonderland.
For this unique production you’ll be starting in the very church where Carroll preached: St Mary’s…but that is only the beginning! From there you’ll follow Alice and the White Rabbit on a magical journey through Wonderland. Experience the Museum as you’ve never seen it before and just be careful you don’t lose your head in the Castle Keep…and who knows, by the end maybe you too may believe in “as many as six impossible things before breakfast”. Just like Alice!
Not just for kids! This curiously fabulous adventure is designed as much for adults as it is for Alices!
...just don't be late, and whatever you do, don't touch those jam tarts!
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Our friends at The Keep Pub (right opposite the Castle) are offering Alice ticket holders a 20% discount on pre-performance food AND Mulled Wine @ £2.50 per glass!
Whilst Britten's Restaurant (50m from the Castle on Sydenham Rd) are offering Alice ticket holders a 20% discount on their A la Carte menu Tuesday through to Friday! (does not include drinks)
Meet our inhabitants of Wonderland... (in alphabetical order)
As we have three performances per night, we have two teams of Alice and the White Rabbit.
Cook / Dormouse
Rev. Dodgson / Caterpillar
Alex Scott Fairley
King of Hearts
Queen of Hearts
...and featuring the voices of...
Charlotte Conquest - Director
For GSC: Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and this summers hugely successful The Taming of the Shrew. Other credits include: Cole (Yvonne Arnaud and Frinton Rep), Bedroom Farce, Single Spies, The Turn of the Screw and The Grapes of Wrath (Exeter Northcott); Abigail’s Party (National tour, Hampstead/Bath Theatre Royal); Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth (Salisbury Playhouse and national tour); tour director on London Cuckolds (RNT); resident director on South Pacific (Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, RNT); assistant director at the RSC; various productions for Creation Theatre including Henry V, Doctor Faustus and Snow Queen. New writing: Our State Tomorrow at The Pleasance (The Independent number 1 pick of the Edinburgh fringe winner). Charlotte has just finished adapting and directing the new musical Not the End of the World for Youth Music Theatre (Edinburgh Festival 2015). www.charlotteconquest.com
PJ McEvoy - Set & Costume Designer/Projection Content
Trained: Guildford School of Acting. Recent Set & Costume Design: Snoopy!!!, Hands on a Hardbody, On The Town, The War of the Roses Season, LIFT: The Musical, Little Women, The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix, Songs for A New World, The World Goes Round and The Gut Girls. As Assistant Costume Designer to Jack Galloway: The Drowned Man and Batman Live (Punchdrunk Theatre). PJ also designs Paper Props & Graphics for shows across the West End, most notably the Golden Tickets & Wonka Chocolate bars featured in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Follow PJ on Twitter @PJbyDesign
Ant Stones – Adaptor
For GSC: Ant is GSC's Education Officer and adapted The Wind in the Willows in 2105. He is also a freelance director and playwright. Credits include: Play/Date (Theatre Delicatessen); Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (Brighton Festival and The Pleasance); The Flood (Underbelly); Much Ado about Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Happy Birthday Wanda June (Old Red Lion); Superbard (BAC, Edinburgh and UK tour); Maximus and Audencia (The Bush); The Time Capsule (New Wimbledon Studio); Lovec@t (Theatre 503); Under Construction (ISTA festival, Sri Lanka). Ant has been Head of Theatre for Tea Fuelled since 2011 and is currently setting up the new theatre-games company Good Cop Hot Cop. He trained at Birkbeck and The Royal Court Young Writer’s Program.
Anett Black - Wardrobe Supervisor
For GSC: Assistant designer for The Wind in the Willows, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Othello; Design Co-ordinator Henry V. Recent projects include Costume and Set designer for My Fair Lady (Enigma at Riverhouse Barn); Costume Designer: Deep Water (W11); Santa in Love and The Twelve Days of Christmas (Peoples’ Theatre Company); Bittergirls (The Kings Head); MIL-STD-1815 Alan Turing (Goldsmith College); The Alchemist, Much Ado About Nothing (Riverhouse Barn); Old Macdonald's (PTC). Anett has also designed for performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank), Lillian Baylis, Sadler's Wells Theatre and Dr Johnson’s House. She had a solo exhibition from Page to Stage and co-exhibition in Curtain Call at the Riverhouse Barn.
Matt Eaton - Sound Designer
Matt is a sound designer and composer in theatre, film and television.
For GSC: The Wind in the Willows, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Richard III, Hamlet, Othello. Recent work includes: Not the End of the World (EFF),The History Boys (UK Tour); Ravens, Titus Andronicus (USF, Florida); Kethra (Venetian Biennale of Architecture); Wuthering Heights (YAT and UK tour); Break The Floorboards (WPT); Medea (Rose Theatre, Kingston) Composer: The Picture of Dorian Gray (EAC Tour), Dracula (SLG tour); Helen (Aod tour); Shadow Shows (Edinburgh International Film Festival); Nosferatu (Flatpack Film Festival); The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (MAC).Film & TV credits include: The Gambler (BBC Radio 3), Volkswagen and BT advertisements, Hallam Foe (Channel 4 Films). He is also a member of the band PRAM
Declan Randall - Lighting Designer
Tamsin Rose Production Manager
For GSC: King Lear, The Canterbury Tales.
Theatre includes: The Lone Pine Club (Pentabus); Three Tales Opera (IMAX); Lady Anna, Toast (Park Theatre); Clarion, Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre, Happy Endings, Eldorado (Arcola Theatre); Dead Simple, Perfect Murder (JASS Productions); My Mother Said I Never Should, Mother Goose (The Theatre Chipping Norton); Brundibar (Mahogany Opera); The Little Green Swallow (Peacock Theatre); Last Days of Limehouse (Limehouse Town Hall); Donkey Heart (Old Red Lion & Trafalgar Studios); AtoZ of Mrs. P (Southwark Playhouse); Evita (European tour); Black Coffee, Aladdin, Witness for the Prosecution, Murder on Air, Grass is Greener, Pack of Lies (Theatre Royal Windsor and tour); Chin Chin, Fallen Angels, Laughter in the Rain, A Daughter’s A Daughter, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Whistle Down the Wind (Bill Kenwright Ltd); Eugenie Grande (Assembly Rooms); Woody Sez (UK Arts); Cinderella (Grimaldi Forum Monaco).
Elaine Yeung - Company Stage Manager
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
For GSC: Elaine has been with GSC on THREE Winter Seasons, TWO Summer Seasons and is very much looking forward to be with the team for her FIRST Autumn Season! Credits include: Calamity Jane (UK & Ireland Tour), Beautiful Thing (West End/ UK Tour & Digital Theatre release), This May Hurt a Bit (UK Tour), The Hired Man (St. James Theatre), West Side Story (Manchester Victoria Warehouse), Legally Blonde (Ivy Arts Centre), Mad about the Boy (Young Vic, Unicorn, UK Tour), All the Fun of the Fair (UK Tour & DVD). Elaine is regular Show Caller for Qdos Entertainment at galas & pantomimes and Screen Caller for National Paralympic Days.
Beth Sweeney - Stage Manager
For GSC: The Importance of Being Earnest, As You Like It, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice. Recent credits include: Company Stage Manager for Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk (Qdos). Deputy Stage Manager for King Lear (UK Tour - Northern Broadsides); As You Like It, Macbeth, Henry V, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, A Christmas Carol (Creation Theatre Company); Twang and Merrily We Roll Along (Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford); Wife Begins At Forty (Ray Cooney Plays). Assistant Stage Manager An August Bank Holiday Lark (UK Tour - Northern Broadsides); Earthquakes in London (UK Tour - Headlong).
Katie Stimson - Assistant Stage Manager
Trained: recently graduated with a degree in Stage Management from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Credits whilst Training: as ASM: The Wish! (The Webber Douglas Studio); Easy Virtue (Embassy Theatre); as DSM Jumpy (The Webber Douglas Studio); The Dreams of Sleeping Beauty (The Minack Theatre Cornwall); as SM Piggies (The Webber Douglas Studio). Professional Credits: as ASM Memphis (Shaftsbury Theatre); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); as DSM The Dancing Kidd (PPA); as DSM Cover As You Like It (Creation, Lady Margaret’s Hall Oxford); Cole (Yvonne Arnaud, Follow-spot Operator); Talking Heads (Yvonne Arnaud, Stage Crew).
Adapting Alice with Matt Pinches & Ant Stones
Thursday 15 October, 8.30pm - 9.30pm - Electric Theatre
Ahead of the opening night of our brand new stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, join our Co-Founder Matt Pinches and writer Ant Stones as they take a peek down this very special rabbit hole: the pair will talk about adapting Lewis Carroll's creation for the stage and how the company have made it very much 'Guildford's' Alice in Wonderland. Part of Guildford Book Festival
(Tickets sold by Electric Theatre. This is a GBF event)
Monday 2 November 6.30pm (normal ticket prices apply)
Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. This performance will also be suitable for families with younger children or those with babes in arms. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes may be made to the light and sound effects.
See Access for patrons with limited mobility, and buggys cannot be accommodated due to the number of stepped entrances/exits and small rooms being used in the museum.
LEWIS CARROLL STUDY DAY - SURREY HISTORY CENTRE
Saturday 7 November from 10.15am
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Surrey History Centre are presenting an exciting day of talks on the author Lewis Carroll, including talks from Edward Wakeling, Will Brooker and Fran Kohlt. See the full programme here (pdf)
(hosted by Surrey History Centre, Woking NOT GSC)
General Booking NOW OPEN
Annual Pass Holders please call the Box Office
19 October - 7 November (no perfs Sundays)
6.30pm | 7.30pm | 8.30pm
Running time approx. 90mins (no interval)
NB Due to the nature of this event there is strictly no admittance to St Mary's Church until 30 minutes before your scheduled start time
£21 Concession (Over 60, students, Equity members, Jobseekers)
£16.50 Children under 16
£80 Family (2 full, 2 children)
Buy 10 tickets get 1 FREE (cheapest ticket is free)
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NO BOOKING FEE
Telephone 01483 304384 Not open Sundays
Box Office open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm (7pm during show times)
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