The CPC production of 'Alice in Wonderland' has just completed its run and was a massive success. Over four nights from Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th October the CPC assembly hall was turned into Wonderland and audiences were enchanted by the acting and singing of the CPC pupils in the 50 strong cast.
The show was expertly produced and directed by Mrs C. Hughes and Ms S. Mullin. They received huge support from the production support team in terms of the music, set design, choreography, make up and many other aspects which all contributed to the high standard of the show.
The lead roles were performed by Aoife hand (Alice), Jordan Connor (The Queen), Oliver Bayles (The king), Íde Hughes (The White Rabbit), Lucy McCaughan (The Caterpillar), Eoin Crawford (The Gryphon), Elena Morton (The Dormouse), Gracie Cunningham (The Cheshire Cat), Ada McCarry (The Mock Turtle), Grace Elliot (The March Hare) and Peter Gorringe (The Mad Hatter).
The staff involved worked tirelessly with the large cast to create a sense of focus, team spirit and hard work, whilst at the same time fostering a fun and enjoyable atmosphere amongst the cast and crew. The audience each night really appreciated the efforts of those on stage and were glowing in their praise and feedback on each of the 4 nights.
Director, Mrs Hughes, explained, “Once again, directing a CPC production has been a fantastic experience. Our fabulous cast of 50 exceptional young people are a real testament to the calibre of pupils at our school. The hours have been long, but they have been made almost stress free because of the cast who listened to, applied and sometimes adapted my direction!”
Musical Director, Ms Mullin, commented, “Working with such an exceptional group of students has been an amazing experience; from their hard working in the Summer months to their lovely sense of fun and team spirit during the rehearsals. The show has been a pleasure to be part of.”
Congratulations to all involved in what was a very memorable school production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.