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Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland film shows in Hereford
Johhny Depp
Johhny Depp as The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland

There's a special charity premiere of Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland film The Courtyard Arts Centre on Tuesday 2 March.

The film stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, with Mia Wasikowsky as Alice.

The preview is being hosted by the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust.

There's a Mad Hatters reception at 1830 GMT with the film, at 1945 GMT - tickets cost £20 (under 16s £15), and can be booked through the Courtyard Box Office on 01432 340555.

Local connection

Erica Manley of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust , says there is a local connection to the author of the Alice stories:

Mia Wasikowsky as Alice
Mia Wasikowsky as Alice, in Tim Burton's new film

"Lewis Carroll's brother, the Reverend Skeffington Dodgson, was vicar of Vowchurch.

"Although the first of the Alice books had been written before Rev. Dodgson came to the Golden Valley, his daughter, who became Mrs Robinson of Poston Lodge might have been one of the inspirations for the heroine."

The director, Tim Burton, has used digital technology to recreate the surreal world of the book.

The film stars:

  • Mia Wasikowsky as Alice.
  • Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.
  • Helena Bonham Carter at the Red Queen.
  • Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar.
  • Matt Lucas as Tweedledum and Tweedledee.



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