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Britain's Got Talent finalist Shannon Parker stars in Grantham dance company's ballet at the Guildhall

By Grantham Reporter

Chantry Dance Company is bringing a new ballet production, starring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Shannon Parker, to the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham this month.

‘ALICE - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass’ is a ballet directed by Paul Chantry and Rae Piper who choreographed David Walliams’ 'Billionaire Boy’ and ‘Gangsta Granny’.

BGT finalist and Wild Card winner Shannon Parker stars as Alice.

Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass (16076181)
Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass (16076181)

The show is going on tour and starts at the Guildhall on September 20 and 21 at 7.30pm.

Paul said: “She was exquisite last year playing Lucy in Dracula. We are even more excited to have her playing the title role of Alice this year.

“Her experience and professionalism add such a great depth to the company and she hugely inspires the other dancers as well as the creative team. As a choreographer, to work with such a brilliant dancer is a gift. Shannon is an exceptional talent, and she brings a unique dimension to the choreography through her interpretation of the work. I have no doubt she will be a great inspiration to anyone watching her performance.”

Two Grantham born students from Chantry School join the cast, with Megan Woodfield in the ensemble and Lauren Coyle as Tweedledee.

Chantry Dance Company said: “They are fantastic young professionals in the making and a testament to the dance talent that is to be found in Grantham.”

ALICE – Wonderland Through the Looking Glass takes place after the events ofAlice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Alice is now grown-up and an aspiring writer working in a tea-shop. Overworked and underpaid, life seemed much more exciting when she was a child.

The ballet features a new score written by composer Tim Mountain, as well as impressive costumes, lighting and dancing. The dancers of Chantry Dance Company are all highly skilled international ballet and contemporary dancers, who have danced all over the world including at top UK theatres including The Royal Opera House, Sadlers’ Wells and in London’s West End.

Tickets for the show can be booked at www.guildhallartscentre.com or by calling 01476 406158.


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