[Oxford University Light Entertainment Society]

Off With Their Heads! (Trinity, 2016)

In this, the untold story of the Queen of Hearts, we invite you down the rabbit hole to see a different side of the nonsense world of Wonderland. Meet old favourites and new characters alike as we spin a tale of Cards and Tarts, of Tea and Hearts, punctuated with classic OULES wit and musical comedy.

Cast

The Queen's Court
Queen of Hearts-Beth Mabbutt (LMH)
"this is why I'm not in Imps"
Queen of Diamonds-Orlanda Edmonds
"glittering magnificence"
Ace of Spades-Alex Marcus
"Deborah"
Baron von Top Trump-Georgie Atton (Somerville)
"20 feet high"
Treasurer Uno-Sofia Gomezllata (St Anne's)
"I said is threateningly"
White Rabbit-Leo Tucker
"Damn it, Tom"
The Knaves
Knave of Diamonds-Nitasha Salim
"Drop him here"
Knave of Hearts-Bertie Veres
"Tell us your story"
Knave of Clubs-James Carter (Ex-Magdalen)
"it was highly stimulating"
Knave of Spades-Benjamin Kybett (Magdalen)
"With apologies to France"
Denizens of Wonderland
Cheshire Cat-Jake Griffiths (Brasenose)
"I like dodo's"
Dodo-Rob Selth (Univ)
"Orgasmically"
Assorted Turtles-RA Neat
"Soup?!"
Six Of Hearts-Kiwi Apteryx-Tokoeka (Charles Xavier School For Gifted Youngsters)
"demolish"
Nine of Clubs-Tristan Cresswell (Sheffield)
"crowned the Card-Tsar"
Four of Spades-Rebecca Ipe
"respected professional"
Hedgehogs-James Carter (Ex-Magdalen)
Bertie Veres
Nitashia Salim
"snuffle?"
The Mad Tea Party
Mad Hatter-Anna Spearing-Ewyn (St. John's College)
"Do I look like a squirrel?"
March Hare-Maria Stroyakovski (Keble)
"Drink the god-damned tea!"
Dormouse-Ana Pagu (St. Edmund Hall)
"Tea time! Tea time! Tea time!"
The Queen's Gardeners
Two of Spades-Tristan Cresswell (Sheffield)
"do I get two quotes?"
Five of Spades-Rebecca Ipe
"respected professional"
Eight of Spades-Kiwi Apteryx-Tokoeka (Charles Xavier School For Gifted Youngsters)
"bloody hell"
Alice!
Alice-Frances Livesey (Corpus Christi)
"Eek!"
Production Team
Director-Jasper Russell (Merton)
"That still means beef"
Assistant Director-Sebastian Fox (Mansfield)
"I've been meaning to do this"
Assistant Director-Kiwi Apteryx-Tokoeka (Charles Xavier School For Gifted Youngsters)
"Thanks, Tom"
Writer-Tom Lear (Magdalen)
"less rambling, more nonsense"
Co-Producer-and-Musical-Director-Georgie Atton (Somerville)
Tom Lear (Magdalen)
"Major Pants"
Photography and Art-Georgie Atton (Somerville)
"in Alex's nostril"
Make-up-Amina Clayton
"who else needs a face?"
Musical Credits
The Quintessential Qualities of the Queenly Queen of Hearts-Judith Moore (Balliol)
"What rhymes with Hearts?"
Bake it Off-Tom Lear (Magdalen)
Georgie Atton (Somerville)
"Not even sorry"
Off With Their Heads!-Judith Moore (Balliol)
"Why do I have finals?"
Off With Their Heads?-Georgie Atton (Somerville)
"Oh just make it up"
Croquet till you Croak-Judith Moore (Balliol)
"Tom, stop making up quotes for me"
About Time-Tom Lear (Magdalen)
Georgie Atton (Somerville)
"Hehe, bum"
Don't Lose Your Head-Tom Lear (Magdalen)
Georgie Atton (Somerville)
Judith Moore (Balliol)
"Beheading is a crime"

Script and Programme

    Flosscars Wins

    Best VillainAnna Spearing-Ewyn (St. John's College) for The Mad Hatter
    The 'Ooh you luvvie' Award for Actually Being Able to ActAnna Spearing-Ewyn (St. John's College) for The Mad Hatter

    Flosscars Nominations

    Best HeroJames Carter (Ex-Magdalen) for Hedgehog No. 3
    Best HeroineBeth Mabbutt (LMH) for Queen of Hearts
    Frances Livesey (Corpus Christi) for Alice
    Best VillainAna Pagu (St. Edmund Hall) for Dormouse
    Georgie Atton (Somerville) for Baron von Top Trump
    Best Morally Ambiguous PersonAlex Marcus for The Ace of Spades
    Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for Cheshire Cat
    Orlanda Edmonds for Queen of Diamonds
    Best Double/Group ActAnna Spearing-Ewyn (St. John's College), Maria Stroyakovski (Keble) and Ana Pagu (St. Edmund Hall) for The Mad Tea Party
    Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) and Rob Selth (Univ) for Cheshire Cat and Dodo
    Best CoupleBeth Mabbutt (LMH) and Orlanda Edmonds for The Queens
    Most Spurious AccentBenjamin Kybett (Magdalen) for The Knave of Spades
    Georgie Atton (Somerville) for Baron von Top Trump
    Best Directing TeamJasper Russell (ex-Merton), Kiwi Apteryx-Tokoeka (Charles Xavier School For Gifted Youngsters) and Sebastian Fox (Mansfield) for Off With Their Heads
    Best Writer(s)Tom Lear (Ex-Magdalen) and Georgie Atton (Somerville) for Off With Their Heads
    Best SongJudith Moore (Balliol) for Off With Their Heads!
    Best CostumeMaria Stroyakovski (Keble) for The March Hare
    Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for Cheshire Cat
    Georgie Atton (Somerville) for Treasurer Uno
    Best Best PropTristan Cresswell (Sheffield) and Tom Lear (Ex-Magdalen) for Rules of Bridge
    Best Cock-up During a PerformanceLeo Tucker (Wadham) for Being late for a very important date... his cue.
    All of the cards for Falling apart
    Best Ad-LibLeo Tucker (Wadham) for Doing up his rabbit onesie as he came up on stage to imply... certain things
    Best Audience Participation / HeckleLily Miles (Hertford) for Correcting the Knave of Spades on the pronunciation of 'hatter'
    Best Quote During a Show (from a script)Knave of Spades for 'I wish to enter mon croissant'
    Best Worst Line-LearnerFrances Livesey (Corpus Christi) for Off With Their Heads
    The 'Ooh you luvvie' Award for Actually Being Able to ActRob Selth (Univ) for Dodo
    The 'Beyond the Call of Duty' Award for Going Beyond the Call of DutyTom Lear (Ex-Magdalen) for Standing in as Top Trump at the last minute when Georgie was called unexpectedly to Madagascar
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