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Chester's wonderland walkabout

Chester Storyhouse is staging a new walkabout theatre experience in Grosvenor Park over the May half-term holiday.

Alice’s Adventure invites audiences on a storytelling trail through the hidden corners of Chester’s beautiful and historic park between May 25 and June 10 – and one adult ticket comes free with each paid-for child ticket.

The new adaptation invites audiences to follow the story from one location to the next, using a special map while collecting stamps along the way. And of course there's the cast of curious characters, from the Queen of Hearts and Dormouse to the Cheshire Cat and of course Alice herself. Guests can also attend a tea party, complete with a sing-along with the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit.

The setting is the grade II*, award-winning ornamental park in the heart of Chester, designed by Edward Kemp and opened in 1867 – two years after Charles Dodgson first published his children’s novel, under the pen name Lewis Carroll. The show trail begins at the park’s fully-accessible pavilion.

Storyhouse producer Helen Redcliffe said: “It’s an enchanting location and the perfect backdrop for our version of Wonderland. The event is designed for really young families who perhaps haven’t been to the theatre before.

"We’re hoping for balmy weather and looking forward to seeing everyone outdoors this May half-term.”

More info and tickets here

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