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Springfield Follies venture down rabbit hole for Alice in Wonderland panto

PUBLISHED: 15:05 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:54 06 February 2017

The Springfield Follies present Alice in Wonderland at Kesgrave Community Centre

The Springfield Follies present Alice in Wonderland at Kesgrave Community Centre

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An amateur drama group took audiences on a fantasy-filled adventure based on a classic tale populated by curious characters spouting absurd verse.

The Springfield Follies' Jordon Peck and David Cranwell and Esme RansomThe Springfield Follies' Jordon Peck and David Cranwell and Esme Ransom

The Springfield Follies completed a five-show run of Alice in Wonderland at Kesgrave Community Centre with a matinee and evening performance.

The Springfield Follies' Lisa Whight with Emma DanielsThe Springfield Follies' Lisa Whight with Emma Daniels

This year’s panto presentation was written and directed by Cathy Ransom.

Esme Ransom and David Canwell, of the Springfield FolliesEsme Ransom and David Canwell, of the Springfield Follies

The Springfield Follies have been in existence for almost seven decades – performing an annual pantomime, variety show and tailored performances for hire.

Esme Ransom and Daniel Cracknell in the Springfield Follies' production of Alice in WonderlandEsme Ransom and Daniel Cracknell in the Springfield Follies' production of Alice in Wonderland

They rehearse once a week in Ipswich, with a break over the summer months, and make donations each year in support of local charities, including the 2nd Stop charity shop, in Kesgrave, and the Rural Coffee Caravan.

The Follies have also entertained visitors to Woodbridge’s Mammoth Christmas Street Fair.

Learn more at springfieldfollies.org.uk.

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