Wonderland in the gardens

WONDERGARDEN: The cast and crew of the Mount Gambier Theatre Group's Alice in Wonderland: the Panto took to the Cave Gardens over the weekend.

THE Cave Gardens was transformed into a wonderland recently with the Mount Gambier Theatre Group promoting their up and coming show, Alice in Wonderland: the Panto.

The event allowed the theatre group to engage with the wider community while also showcasing the actor’s skills.

Theatre group director Shekinah Horsburgh said the day’s event was an overall success and ran even better than they had hoped.

“We had a constant stream of people coming to the event and we estimated there was approximately 500 people who interacted with our cast and the scenery,” Ms Horsburgh said.

“Everyone seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves, young and old alike and we even had people turning up in costume to get photos with their favourite characters which just added to the atmosphere.

“The cast had an absolute blast and although staying in character for long stretches of time was exhausting work they kept up the great energy and really found their characters groove.”

She said the preparations for the play were on track and coming along nicely with a majority of the cast already running lines off script.

“The props and scenery are coming along nicely and the band is also hitting perfection,” Ms Horsburgh said.

“We hope our future audience will have fun because pantomimes are full of fun and laughter, and there‚Äôs lots of chances for the audience to join in the action and interact with the characters.”

Alice in Wonderland: the Panto will be available for viewing early December with tickets on sale soon.