Matinee Meet-ups (Alice in Wonderland)

Sat 6 Jul, 2024
Are you a fan of matinees and looking to connect with like-minded individuals to enhance your theatre experience? Perhaps you're curious about what goes on behind the scenes or eager to engage in creative activities before the show begins. Matinee Meet-Ups is your opportunity to delve deeper into the world of theatre and build connections within your community.

Join us for July’s Matinee Meet-Up on Saturday 6 July, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM!

This summer, Derby Theatre is thrilled to present a BSL-integrated production of Alice in Wonderland, one of the six in-house shows we produce each year.

This month’s session features Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford. Discover the art and magic of theatre lighting and gain insights into the intricate process of creating light designs for stage productions. Alexandra will also share her unique approach to designing for a bilingual production.

After the session, immerse yourself in our matinee performance of Alice in Wonderland. This enchanting production, filled with original music, promises a magical adventure for both children and adults.

We look forward to seeing you there!


**Please bear in mind, you MUST purchase your show ticket separately.**
**This event will be BSL Interpreted.**

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Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Performance time: 2 hours


Standard: £3

Accessible Performances Available

BSL Interpreted Performance

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Meet Michael...

I am a Theatre Lighting Designer based in Derbyshire with over thirty years professional experience.

I am delighted to be returning to Derby Theatre to light Alice in Wonderland having previously lit Robin Hood & the Major Oak, The Wind in the Willows, Home Girl, and  Solace of the Road.

I was Head of Lighting at the former Derby Playhouse until 2003, lighting many Derby
Playhouse productions over a twelve year period. Since 2004 I have been Freelance, lighting productions for regional and national Theatre companies.

Recent theatre credits include:
Wilko (Queens Theatre Hornchurch); Anna Hibiscus’ Song (Utopia Theatre); Around The World in Eighty Days UK Tour (Tilted Wig & York Theatre Royal); Mugabe, My Dad and Me (ETT & Brixton House, UK Tour); Model Village, The Swearing Jar, The Great Almighty Gill, Harvest, Finding Nana (New Perspectives); Jack & The Beanstalk, Peter Pan, Cinderella (York Theatre Royal & Evolution Productions); Into Battle (In Soft Wings Productions); Bubble, Skellig, Kindertransport (Nottingham Playhouse); Around the World in 80 Days USA & UK Tour (New Vic production in partnership with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment); Well Done, Mummy Penguin, Oh, No George! (Can’t Sit Still); Babe, The Sheep Pig (Mercury Theatre Colchester); Lava, All The Little Lights (Fifth Word Theatre); Mirror Mirror, Emil &
the Detectives, The Remarkable Adventures of Oliver Twist, The Red Tree and Make Do and Mend (Red Earth Theatre); Playhouse Creatures, Proof, The Rivals (The New Vic); A Thing Mislaid (Maison Foo); Aidy the Awesome, Tarzanna (The Gramophones); Sherlock Holmes & The Hound of the Baskervilles, Betrayal (York Theatre Royal); Hard Times (Oldham Coliseum); Outsiders & Antigone (Pilot Theatre); A Tender Thing, The Kreutzer Sonata (Chipping Norton Theatre) & sixteen Family Pantomimes for Harrogate Theatre.