The new musical from Damon Albarn
, based on Lewis Carroll’s iconic characters, will premiere at MIF15 with a cast featuring Rosalie Craig
. Casting is announced for the Manchester International Festival run of wonder.land
, a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland
, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe, Handbagged
), directed by National Theatre Director Rufus Norris.
The MIF cast will include Sam Archer, Lois Chimimba, Rob Compton, Rosalie Craig, Ivan De Freitas, Luke Fetherston, Hal Fowler, Anna Francolini, Lorraine Graham, Paul Hilton, Karina Hind, Holly James, Sam Mackay, Daisy Maywood, Enyi Okoronkwo, David Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Cydney Uffindell-Phillips and Witney White.
wonder.land is a Manchester International Festival/National Theatre co-production. Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, National Theatre and the Théâtre du Châtelet.
Award-winning costume designer Katrina Lindsay joins the design team behind War Horse - set designer Rae Smith, lighting designer Paule Constable and projection designers 59 Productions - for the new musical.
Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris return to MIF after their acclaimed opera Dr Dee (MIF11, ENO 2012). Following its premiere at Manchester International Festival 2015, wonder.land plays in repertoire at the NT’s Olivier Theatre from November 2015 until April 2016 and will visit the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in June 2016. Casting for these dates is to be announced.
Damon Albarn, Music
Moira Buffini, Book & Lyrics
Rufus Norris, Director
Rae Smith, Set Designer
59 Productions, Projections
Katrina Lindsay, Costume Designer
Paule Constable, Lighting Designer
Paul Arditti, Sound Designer
Javier De Frutos, Choreographer
David Shrubsole, Music Supervisor
James Bonas, Associate Director
PALACE THEATRE, OXFORD STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 6FT
PRESS NIGHT: THU 2 JULY, 7.30PM
2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 JULY, 7.30PM
5, 8, 11, 12 JULY 2.30PM
PREVIEWS 29, 30 JUNE, 1 JULY 7.30PM
Tickets £45 - £18 (no per ticket booking fee; transaction fee applies)
Box Office: www.mif.co.uk | 0844 817 7654
£12 tickets for Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage, available on a first come first served honesty basis
Age recommendation: 10+