Nottingham Playhouse is delighted to announce Adam Penford’s first season as Artistic Director, including multi-award winning drama The Madness of George III starring Mark Gatiss.
Alice in Wonderland has been incarnated on more occasions than I care to remember, but one thing’s for sure, the story never gets old (in my humble opinion) and the magic, craziness and wonder remains as curious as it did when I first read the book by Lewis Carroll.
If you’ve ever wanted singing tips from a West End star, then this series of posts is the one for you! This post is courtesy of the wonderful Kerry Ellis who will soon be starring as Eve in the tour of the new show, Heaven on Earth.
Frank Wildhorn, Jack Murphy and Gregory Boyd have created a whole new take on this classic story bringing bang up to date with the musical Wonderland. In this version Alice is a 40-year-old single mum having the worst birthday of her life.
I recently visited Oxford, where Wonderland was playing at the time. I grabbed a few minutes with Rachael Wooding (Alice) before she went on stage for that evening’s performance.
When you first sit down and take in this bizarre but wonderfully performed musical you might think that you literally have gone mad in your own mind with the number of characters passing through and yet by the end you realise it actually made perfect sense. So maybe we are all a bit mad after all.
I first remember seeing Dave Willetts playing The Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera; it was my first real experience of live theatre. So it was nice to catch up and have a chat with this highly respected actor who is currently touring with Wonderland.
Alice is having the Worst Day. The controlling ex she’d have back in a second is getting remarried, her car’s been stolen, she’s got the sack…
Casting for the 2017 UK tour of Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland has been confirmed, including Kerry Ellis, Wendi Peters and Dave Willetts.
Following runs in Tempa, Texas and Tokyo, the Tony and Drama Desk nominated production based on Lewis Carroll’s classic story will receive its UK and European premiere next year – in a brand new production.
On this holiday edition, the London theatre bloggers discuss the musical wonder.land, the Jamie Lloyd company’s revival of Pinter’s The Homecoming and two Shakespeares: As You Like It at the National and Macbeth at the Young Vic.
When wonder.land premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July, reviews were decidedly mixed. National press who made the trip north were underwhelmed, bestowing a raft of three-star ratings, while local critics were kinder, bumping it up to a four-star show. In the intervening months, rumour has it, there’s been extensive redevelopment of this digital-age […]
Just Festival at Central Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; 11th August 2015 Characters loosely derived from Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland are the hosts of this jumbled collection of theatrical devices. As we enter, the characters are already among us, which is an interesting introduction that promises more interaction than the show itself goes on to provide. An […]