The crazy world of Alice came to Pakenham on Saturday when a Mad Hatters Tea Party was staged at Pakenham Water Mill, raising £600 for St Mary’s Church and promoting the open air production of Alice, the Musical to be performed at the church on July 5.
There were Queen of Heart tarts and Eat Me and Drink Me goodies in the marquee which contained some period props to reflect the Lewis Carroll tale which has entertained children down the generations.
Musical duo Thorpe and Bailey from King Edward V1 School entertained the 300 visitors with some upbeat folk while other students dressed as characters from the Alice stories mingled with the crowds and entertained them.
There were themed children’s games including ‘Off with their heads’ and Find the dormouse.
The event was organised by Holly Weaver and a team of volunteers and aimed to promote the open air performance of Alice, the Musical by the Cambridge Touring Theatre Company which will be staged in the grounds of St Mary’s Church at 6pm. Tickets are available from Pakenham Post Office or at www,pakenhamchurchevents.org.uk which goes live this week. Tickets cost £12, adults, £10, concessions and £40, family ticket (two adults and two children).