created by Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini and Rufus Norris
music by Damon Albarn, book and lyrics by Moira Buffini
A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic story, wonder.land is a coming-of-age adventure that explores the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives.
Aly is struggling with all the pressures of being a teenager: family, school, friends and her own insecurities. Then she discovers wonder.land – a mysterious online world where, perhaps, she can create a whole new life. The web becomes her looking-glass – but will Aly see who she really is?
Combining live theatre and digital technology in dazzling new ways, wonder.land is brought to life on stage by an extraordinary creative team. With stunning sets, costumes, video projection and lighting, and a score by Blur’s Damon Albarn, this is a musical like no other: an Alice for the online generation.
wonder.land explores teenage issues and contains some strong language. It’s not suitable for children under 10.
Manchester International Festival and National Theatre co-production. Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, National Theatre and the Théâtre du Châtelet.
Running time : 2h20 with intermission – In English with French surtitles
- Music : Damon Albarn
- Libretto and lyrics : Moira Buffini
- Direction : Rufus Norris
- Set design : Rae Smith
- Projections : 59 Productions Ltd
- Costumes : Katrina Lindsay
- Lighting : Paule Constable
- Sound design : Paul Arditti
- Choreography : Javier De Frutos
- Musical Supervision : David Shrubsole
- Stage direction collaboration : James Bonas
- M.C. (Cheshire Cat./Caterpillar) : Hal Fowler
- Aly : Lois Chimimba
- Bianca : Golda Rosheuvel
- Matt : Paul Hilton
- Dinah : Witney White
- Kitty : Abigail Rose
- Mary Ann : Stephanie Rojas
- Alice : Carly Bawden
- White Rabbit : Joshua Lacey
- Mrs. Manxome : Anna Francolini
- Luke Laprel : Enyi Okoronkwo
- Mr King : Adrian Grove
- Dum : Sam Archer
- Dee : Leon Cooke
- Mouse / Kieran : Ed Wade
- Humpty : Daisy Maywood
- Dodo : Ivan De Freitas
- Mock Turtle : Cydney Uffindell-Phillips
- W.P.C. Rook : Nadine Cox