Christchurch NS goes “Down the Rabbit Hole”

Christchurch National School brings its fun, exciting and adventure packed production of “Alice in Wonderland” to Garter Lane from May 15th to 17th.

Following the success of the schools production of “Over the Rainbow” in 2011, the pupils, from Junior Infants through to Sixth Class, will all feature in the much loved Lewis Carroll’s classic about a girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, human-like animals.

According to Claire Reidy, teacher and producer of Alice in Wonderland, all of the children have been bitten by the performing bug.  “The children have taken this play to heart and are having so much fun rehearsing the songs and dance moves. What makes it even more exciting, and slightly nerve-wracking, is that they will be performing at Garter Lane, which is a wonderful home to children’s theatre, art, comedy and dance in Waterford city.”

Claire added “Every single child in the school is involved in the play.  As we draw nearer to curtain up, the excitement is building and building and the talk of the school is Alice, The Mad Hatter, The Red Queen and all the other remarkable characters.”

According to Janet Twigg, Principal Christchurch NS, the theme of the show came from the proverb Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.  “We felt that this theme was particularly appropriate for our young cast. It deals with Alice’s fears as she moves through Wonderland and her eventual triumph as she stands firm against that which she fears most.”

“Apart from the Mums, Dads and terribly proud grandparents, our 2011 production was very well attended by local schools and community groups and we expect that this year’s production will attract the same interest”, Janet added.

If you fancy a trip down the rabbit hole for a hair – raising, fun – filled, adventure – packed musical, tickets are available for the matinee and evening performances  from Garter Lane Box Office on 051 855038 or by visiting