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Weird and wonderful performance of Alice in Wonderland coming to Wrexham

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 5th, 2018.

Members of the public will have the chance to take a trip to Wonderland this month when a weird and wonderful adaptation of a literary classic comes to town.

District-14 Youth Theatre Group will take to the stage for two performances of their adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Seren Jones who plays the role of Alice

The youngsters’ performance will bring a unique brand of drama, inspired by multimedia projections, physical theatre and shadow theatre when it arrives at Tŷ Pawb on the 29th and 30th of September.

There are only a handful of tickets are still available for the Saturday showing between 7pm-8pm with better availability on the Sunday for the 2pm-3pm performance.

Tickets cost £5 and can be bought online at The Learning Collective Shop here.

The cast visiting the venue for the first time

The performance is being supported by a number of Tŷ Pawb’s traders, including Just Desserts and Milkshakes, Cefn Carpets, Kamila Hair Studio, Esme’s Childrenswear and Redscrafts.

Sophia Leadhill will also be on hand from 5:30pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday so you can get painted up and watch the show in style.

District-14 is named after the epicentre of the blast that killed 266 miners in Gresford, and they providing weekly drama education classes which culminate in termly performance showcases. Their classes take place in Gresford Memorial Hall above the sealed off coalfield.

They say: “We are a drama in education company as opposed to a theatre school. We treat all of our young members as ‘stars’ within our inclusive and collaborative approach to devising work and performing it. Our performance work will be memorable, make our audiences think and there will be very few times a young person is not on stage.”

District-14 is part of The Learning Collective, led by Andy Taylor-Edwards. Andy holds a BA honours degree in ‘Performing Arts & Mass Media Communication’ and he is a qualified high school Drama teacher with 18 years’ experience of teaching 7-19 year olds. He has held the posts of Head of Drama, Director of Creative Arts and has led teaching and learning in a range of senior leadership roles, including Principal. He has previously worked for the BBC and was awarded a BAFTA for his role in the TV documentary series, ‘Ipso Facto’.

You can learn more about District-14 on their website here, or purchase tickets for the performance here!

(Thanks to District-14 Youth Theatre Group for the images / video above)

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