WONDER.LAND at the NT’s Olivier Theatre
National Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Wonder.Land is a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland
Manchester International Festival 2015 & the National Theatre’s co-production of Wonder.Land transfers to the NT’s Olivier Theatre.
Directed by Rufus Norris, with music by Grammy and Brit-Award winner Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini wonder.land is a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic story Alice in Wonderland.
Wonder.Land runs until 30 April 2016 at the National Theatre.
The cast include Simon Anthony, Sam Archer, Carly Bawden, Lois Chimimba, Leon Cooke, Nadine Cox, Hal Fowler, Ivan De Freitas, Anna Francolini, Adrian Grove, Paul Hilton, Joshua Lacey, Daisy Maywood, Enyi Okoronkwo, Lisa Ritchie, Stephanie Rojas, Golda Rosheuvel, Cydney Uffindell-Phillips, Ed Wade and Witney White.
Welcome to wonder.land, where you can be exactly who you want to be.
Aly, 12, loves this extraordinary virtual world. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, wonder.land lets her escape from her parents, from teachers, from herself.
Online, Aly becomes Alice: brave, beautiful and in control. But some of the people she meets – the weird Dum and Dee, the creepy Cheshire Cat, the terrifying Red Queen – seem strangely familiar. As hard as Aly tries to keep them apart, real life and wonder.land begin to collide in ever more curious and dangerous ways.
wonder.land is directed by Rufus Norris, with music by Damon Albarn, book & lyrics by Moira Buffini, set design by Rae Smith, projections by 59 Productions, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Paule Constable, sound design by Paul Arditti, choreography by Javier De Frutos, musical direction by David Shrubsole, associate music by Mike Smith, with James Bonas as associate director