Alice In Wonderland - July 2019

Event Details

From: 10th July, 2019
To: 13th July, 2019
At: The Grounds of the Bowes Museum

Further Details

Our next production is the classic tale of Alice In Wonderland. If you have any questions about the production or want to be involved, please email the director, Dawn Trevor.

About The Production

Adapted from the books Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass, our outdoor summer production for 2019 brings the wonderful world of Wonderland to the grounds of the Bowes Museum. 

Directed by Dawn Trevor, the cast of 51 adults and children are working hard on some of your favourite scenes. Come and have tea with the Mad Hatter, play Flamingo Croquet with the Queen of Hearts and witness the trial of the century to find out who really did eat the tarts. 

Performance Dates

Wednesday 10th July - 7.30pm
Thursday 11th July - 7.30pm
Friday 12th July - 7.30pm
Saturday 13th July - 2.30pm
Sunday 13th July - 7.30pm

Getting Involved

Whilst the play is cast, there is still the chance to get involved backstage with costume, props, make up and set building. Get in touch if you're interested. 


We are very excited to have hot food provided both before the show and during the interval by the Mad Hatters Tearoom of Barnard Castle. You also have the option of pre-booking an afternoon tea hamper! See the menu here and order direct:

Telephone: Adam 07514025825
In person at The Tearoom, 42b Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NA

Caps Off from Bishop Auckland will be providing a bar fully stocked with a range of alcoholic beverages, including our very own Alice themed Mithril Ale!

Chocolate Fayre will be bringing their unique and tasty ice creams and The Sugar Mouse are providing all sorts of lovely sweets! 

Booking Tickets

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE. You can buy them in person at The Witham Box Office in Barnard Castle, by telephone to The Witham on 01833 631107, or online - check out the online Box Office page here: BUY TICKETS.

Group bookings are VERY WELCOME!

Opening Night VIPs! 

This year we have on offer the chance to celebrate our Opening Night in our very own VIP marquee. You'll be treated to a wonderful pre-show afternoon tea provided by the ladies from the Barnard Castle branch of the WI with a refreshing glass of something fizzy! There will also be a special guest to entertain you before you take your seats. This is only open to the Friends of the Castle Players - get in touch to see how to become a friend. 

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Performing Outside - Some Info!
The first thing to note is that we never cancel our performances, the show always goes on whatever the weather, so you need to come prepared! Warm clothing, blankets and cushions are all a must. Even if we are in a heat wave (fingers crossed!) the temperature can soon drop as the sun goes down, always best to layer up. Umberellas are not allowed, so rain macs with hoods are a must too (or even better, book early and get a covered seat). You can bring a picnic (some poeple do a full on table, chairs, candlesticks and champagne!) or you can sample the delicious hot and cold food that will be provided both pre-show and during the interval.
This year we will have the Alice In Wonderland experience to entertain you before you take your seats, so make the most of our wonderful surroundings and enjoy the show!


Role Name
AliceLois Falshaw
Mad HatterBen Pearson
White RabbitCal Baker
Queen of HeartsBunny Forsyth
King of HeartsMike Steinbock
Cheshire CatCharlotte Perkins & Nic Worsnop
DuchessSam McCormack
DodoPhil Sculthorpe
LoryJudith Bainbridge
MouseAdele Tyler
DormouseSue Byrne
March hareLaura Shaw
CrabHelen Griffiths
EagletJohn Beadle
TweedledumJake Moore
TweedledeeDan Richards
CaterpillarRhonda Hart-Davis
KnightSarah Gent
Humpty DumptyHoward Coutts
Josh NormantonKnave


Role Name
DirectorDawn Trevor
Sound & LightingVaughan Freeman
CostumeLesley Cutting
Stage ManagerAnne Platten
Production AssistantCarolyn Naseby
Props Fiona Moore
Costume / Props Assistant Helen Griffiths
Musical DirectorPhil Sculthorpe
Set ConstructionBen Pearson
Marketing / Production Team LeadersChris Gibson-Bell / Laurence Sach
Tilly Bailey & Irvine The Bowes Museum The Witham Mithril Ales S&A Builders Merchants