A Fish-Footman has an invitation for the Duchess of the house, which he delivers to a Frog-Footman. Alice observes this transaction and, after a perplexing conversation with the frog, lets herself into the house. The Duchess's Cook is throwing dishes and making a soup that has too much pepper, which causes Alice, the Duchess, and her baby (but not the cook or grinning Cheshire Cat) to sneeze violently. Alice is given the baby by the Duchess and to her surprise, the baby turns into a pig. The Cheshire Cat appears in a tree, directing her to the March Hare's house. He disappears but his grin remains behind to float on its own in the air prompting Alice to remark that she has often seen a cat without a grin but never a grin without a cat.
A consummate all-round musician, Carl Davis is widely known internationally in many spheres of music-making.
He has been enormously successful in the world of theatre and is equally well-known in the field of dance, working with the major choreographers of the day. Davis's output for film and television is vast, including The World At War, The French Lieutenant's Woman (the winner of both the BAFTA and Ivor Novello awards) and Pride & Prejudice.
In 1991 his first collaboration with Paul McCartney produced the Liverpool Oratorio, now being performed in many countries throughout the world.
"So she set the little creature down, and felt quite relieved to see it trot away quietly into the wood. 'If it had grown up,' she said to herself, 'it would have made a dreadfully ugly child: but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.' And she began thinking over other children she knew, who might do very well as pigs, and was just saying to herself, 'if one only knew the right way to change them—'"
"Carl Davis has made an astonishing impact on music in Britain. "
Lewis Carroll, The Pool of Tears