National Theatre to stage new Alice in Wonderland musical: wonder.land

National Theatre to stage new Alice in Wonderland musical: wonder.land

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    wonder.land tickets for the National Theatre's new musical are now on sale!

    A brand new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Blur frontman Damon Albarn, will come to the National Theatre from November 2015.

    wonder.land will be directed by the National Theatre's incoming Artistic Director Rufus Norris, with book and lyrics by Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe, Handbagged).

    While April 2015 marks 150 years since Alice in Wonderland was first published, this new staging of wonder.land is adapted for the 21st century.

    wonder.land musical follows Aly, 12, who loves this extraordinary virtual world where she can escape from her parents, teachers, and herself. wonder.land, allows you to be exactly who you want to be. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, 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.

    Stuffed with exuberant and infectious songs by Damon Albarn, wonder.land is designed by Rae Smith, with video and projection design by 59 Productions and lighting by Paule Constable, the design team behind War Horse.

    Book your wonder.land tickets today!