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Wonderland – Milton Keynes Theatre

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Maggie Constable Before Alice disappears down the rabbit hole we are treated at Milton Keynes Theatre to Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, a magical musical based on the famous Lewis Carroll original stories. The acclaimed production, which has played to packed audiences across the ‘pond’, packs ...

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Wonderland – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys In Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy’s Wonderland, their take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice is now a 40-year-old divorcée. After a particularly bad day: lost her job, car stolen, ex-husband about to get re-married (you get the picture), the White ...

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Wonderland – Liverpool Empire

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Matt Forrest  Wonderland sees the characters from the Lewis Carroll tales of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass given a modern day make over with a political message to boot. Alice (Kerry Ellis) is now a 40-year-old single mum with all manner ...

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Wonderland – Bristol Hippodrome

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd & Jack Murphy Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Chris Oldham With stage adaptations of fairy tales featuring heavily in the landscape of musical theatre, it's perhaps surprising that a show based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has, for the most part, yet to make an impact. Director Lotte Wakeham, and musician ...

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Wonderland – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy (from the works of Lewis Caroll) Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: James Garrington If you come to see Wonderland hoping for something profound with well-rounded characters, you are in the wrong place. There is a moral, a lesson to take away – but more than anything it’s a lot ...

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Wonderland – Edinburgh Playhouse

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd (from the works of Lewis Caroll) Music: Frank Wildhorn Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Dominic Corr It isn’t often that Scotland is privy to the grand European première of a musical. Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland is doing just this, arriving into the Edinburgh Playhouse prior to touring the UK. Plummeting down the rabbit hole, or rather the elevator shaft of ...

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Frank Wildhorn & Friends – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Frank Wildhorn Musical Director: Jason Howland Reviewer: May Mellstrom An impressive array of global, national and local talent combines at the Palace Theatre to showcase the work of American composer Frank Wildhorn; the Grammy and Tony Award nominee responsible for a number of Broadway musicals, most notably 1990 hit Jekyll &Hyde. The man himself proves an eminently likeable host ...

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Out There – Union Theatre, London

Writers: Elliot Davis and James Bourne Director: Michael Burgen Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s every little boy’s dream to become an astronaut and the potential for space exploration has filtered through popular culture. For America in particular, landing on the moon in 1969 and subsequent space missions have taken on almost mythological status, spawning endless films, TV shows, and now a ...

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