This blog is for English actress, cakemaker and writer Jane Asher, with many pictures and accurate information of one of the most beautiful rock muses from the 20th century.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

"Through the Looking Glass", 1959

November 1959 - At the age of 13 Jane Asher made her stage debut as Alice at the Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, in Lewis Carroll’s “Through The Looking Glass”.




Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. Though not quite as popular as Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass includes such celebrated verses as "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter", and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

On the previous year, Jane had recorded the voice of Alice in dramatised versions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass for Argo Records.

Photos 1, 5 to 7 - from http://janeasherpictures.blogspot.com 
Photos 2 - Lady Jane group at yahoo.
Photo 3 - REX FEATURES/Johnson/Associated Newspapers.
Photo 4 - PAimages/EMPICS. 
Photo 8 - MY SCAN from the March 1965 issue of '16 Magazine'. The watermarks are necessary because of screen copying for web use without permission or credits.


  1. Where can I get CDs of the Argo Records recordings?

    1. Hi napoleoninragz, I just saw them announced at ebay or amazon. I'm not from England, but maye there are second hand shops there where they sell them.