Stage and screen legend Powell features in ‘Alice’ event

Stage and screen actor Robert Powell.  INCT 20-732-CON
Stage and screen actor Robert Powell. INCT 20-732-CON

Stage and screen legend Robert Powell will be commemorating the publication of Alice in Wonderland at The Old Courthouse, Antrim.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will host what is being described as a “fantastic night of spoken word and music” this weekend.

Wonderland, presented by Clive Conway Productions, will take place on Saturday, May 21 at 7.30pm.

In 2015, to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, thirteen of the world’s leading composers were commissioned to create a special piece of music based on each of the 12 chapters and the preface of the much-loved children’s book.

Performed in order, the narrative will be developed through music with violinist Matthew Trussler and pianist Ashley Wass and also through words, spoken by renowned television and film actor Robert Powell.

Appealing to all age groups, Wonderland is a reflection of the enduring popularity of this wonderful book.

Robert Powell is one of Britain’s most well-known actors.

He has been seen in a host of classic film and television dramas, including The 39 Steps, Jesus of Nazareth, The Detectives and most recently Holby City.

He has provided his distinctive voice to a number of advertisements and documentaries, especially those covering World War Two.

The event will be a unique and memorable evening and early booking is advised, according to organisers.

Tickets for this performance are priced at £20 & £18 (concession.

They are available from the Box Office on 028 9446 3113 or online at