19 Apr 19/04/11 – ‘Alice, The Musical’ by Appleford School
Appleford put on two performances of “Alice, The Musical,” a musical version of Alice in Wonderland as their end of term play. Both shows were a great success and involved all the pupils of Appleford. The original story of “Alice in Wonderland”, written by Lewis Carroll, was adapted by Out of the Ark Music, a company that specializes in writing both scripts and musical scores for young people to perform.
The adventures of Alice and all the different characters she meets was brought to life through the use of colourful costumes, florescent scenery and above all, outstanding acting and singing from the children. The show had a twist; Alice found herself wearing a black dress after falling down the rabbit hole. A great effort was made in terms of learning lines from the script and delivering them onstage with enthusiasm.
Children who were not involved onstage were employed as part of the crew; making sure props went onstage at the appropriate time and controlling the lights and sound. Apart from giant mushrooms and a smoke machine, the show also boasted some excellent dance routines.