Hailed by critics as ‘nothing short of spine-tingling’ with ‘an outstandingly strong cast’, the production has been receiving standing ovations since its European premiere in January. This enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, has a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. It is a modern day timely and touching story of love and the power of everyday magic in our lives featuring Alice as a mother reaching a crossroads in her life. With her daughter, Ellie and adoring neighbour Jack, Alice is transported into the magical world of Wonderland where she encounters White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat and March Hare amongst many other colourful characters who are ruled by the imperious Queen of Hearts. Can Alice save the day and get her family back home to happily ever after?
Playing the title role of Alice is 2016 Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Rachael Wooding. Rachael has played lead roles in Evita, We Will Rock You, Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever and Fame. Her Britain’s Got Talent appearance has seen her become a YouTube sensation, with her audition being viewed over 9 million times.
The stellar cast also includes West End and TV star Wendi Peters, who is much loved for her portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, as Queen of Hearts, and musical theatre legend Dave Willetts, who rose to fame playing title roles in The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, as White Rabbit.
Wonderland is at Richmond Theatre from Monday 7th August until Saturday 12th August. This ‘totally bonkers, technicolour escape from the real world’ is absolutely ‘not to be missed’.
Mon 7 – Sat 12 Aug 2017