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Joining the Queen of Hearts

By Maria Gregoriou

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra is getting ready to take audience members to Wonderland as of Sunday in Nicosia when the orchestra will present the Allegro Vivace instrumental ensemble and actor Petros Georgadjis, who will be staging a musical performance of Alice in Wonderland.

Ever since the story was written in 1865 by Lewis Carroll – who was really Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – it has been adapted for television and the cinema on many an occasion.

The orchestra took it upon itself to give children from six to 96 (or even older) the chance to enjoy the story of young Alice and her adventures in a world she finds when falling into a rabbit hole, in December. Clearly a hit, the orchestra and the Allegro Vivace instrumental ensemble is back to take us to the land where the Cheshire cat appears and disappears in the sky, with a joy (Allegro) for music and an intense and bright (Vivace) look on the stories music can tell.

Georgadjis will narrate the story as the ensemble will be directed by Yiannis Hadjiloizou.

If you are not in Nicosia on Sunday, you can catch the performance in Paphos next Sunday, in Larnaca on February 7, in Famagusta on February 21 and in Limassol on March 20.

Alice in Wonderland
Performance by the Allegro Vivace instrumental ensemble and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. January 24. Pallas Theatre, Nicosia. 6pm. €5/3. Tel: 22-410181
January 31. Palia Ilektriki Cultural Centre, Paphos
February 7. Municipal Theatre, Larnaca
February 21. Sotira Municipal Theatre, Famagusta
February 28. Apostolos Pavlos Gymnasium, Paphos
March 20. Technohoros ETHAL, Limassol

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