Through the looking glass at the Gardyne

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Tread the Boards Youth Music Theatre Group will perform Through the Looking Glass at the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee next week.

The young cast members, hailing from Arbroath, Carnoustie and the Broughty Ferry areas, will be on stage for three nights only, from Wednesday, June 26, to Friday, June 28.

As the chessboard crumbles, the Red Queen refuses to give up the crown and, when the White pieces are all captured, a small band of revolutionaries, led by the White King, struggle to maintain the balance.

When Alice notices something strange about the looking glass in the parlour, little does she know that she is about to become a pawn in the Looking Glass War. In a world of grinning identical twins, cracked nursery rhyme characters, gallantry and madness, Alice is about to see things are seldom what they seem.

As the net draws closer on Alice and she fights to return home, there is one thing she must do before all is the right way round. The balance must be restored. With the help of the decrepit and addled White Knight, Alice must become Queen before a terrible beast is let loose upon the land and the world belongs to the Red Queen forever.

Full of mystery and wonder, Alice’s adventures through the looking glass will take you on a magical journey you will never forget. Based on Lewis Carroll’s evergreen classic Through the Looking Glass, this musical adaptation, humorous and lively, and by turns, dark and broody, brings a new slant to Alice’s adventures.

In a world where the rules are back to front and upside down, come with us Through the Looking Glass and journey across the chessboard where illusion is the only thing that is guaranteed.

Tread the Boards Youth Music Theatre is one of the most respected theatre organisations in the area, producing a selection of musicals, revues, pantomimes and plays.

It was officially formed in May 2002 by its artistic directors Brian and Agnes Boardman who have spent much of the past decade directing children of all ages. The group is committed to producing high quality entertainment accessible to all the family.

Ticket details from the box office on 01382 434940 or www.dundeebox.co.uk