Students swap Wellingborough for Wonderland with latest production


Talented youngsters took the audience on a trip to Wonderland with their production of Alice. Students from Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough took to the stage twice this week for performances of their version of the classic tale by Lewis Carroll. There were two performances this week

Describing the play, a school spokesman said: “The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. “The Cheshire Cat won’t stop grinning. “And the Hatter is, well, mad. “In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life that’s less than perfect. “Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars. “This is Wonderland as you’ve never seen it before.”

A cast of more than 30 youngsters, led by Liv Camilleri as Alice, took the audience on a magical mystery tour from Wellingborough to Wonderland. As well as the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty and some croquet-playing flamingos, they were supported by the backstage crew and sixth formers who ran a raffle and cake stall at each performance. Wellingborough mayor and mayoress Malcolm and Veronica Waters were invited as special guests at Wednesday’s performance. Speaking afterwards, the mayor said: “It was a very professional production.”