"Off with their heads" was screamed more than once by Katie Paine as The Queen of Hearts and what a bad loser she was, as she lost to Alice at croquet using a hedgehog for a ball and a flamingo as a stick.
The production had all the essence of panto with shouts of 'He's behind you' and plenty of boos for The Queen, which is what you expect at this time of year.
Alice in Wonderland is a lively and energetic show with plenty of audience participation for children, although a little loud and overpowering at times.
It's a vibrant, watchable tale during Christmas with vivid colours that make you leave the theatre thinking 'Was it all just a dream?'
Catch Alice on her adventures from now until Saturday December 30. Performances are at 1.30pm at The Old Rep, Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY.
Adult tickets cost £16.50 and Under 16s are £13.80 from the Box Office on 0121 3599444.