Olivier Theatre, National
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat
Age Restriction: Reccomended for ages 10+.
Important Info: Latecomers may be asked to wait in foyer until a suitable break in the performance
Composer Damon Albarn teams with lyricist Moira Buffini to provide the soundtrack to this new musical that takes its cues from Alice In Wonderland and it is set to become one of the most talked about shows at the Olivier National Theatre in 2015.
Audiences have previously had the opportunity to experience the work of Blur-frontman Albarn when his operas Dr Dee and Monkey: Journey To The West both appeared in the capital and beyond, but this time he sets his sights on musical theatre and the results will be right there to see amongst Rae Smith’s wonderful designs and Paule Constable’s spectacular lighting design (amplified by memorable projections).
wonder.land takes the universe created by Lewis Carroll and transports it to the modern online world. In it we meet the Aly, a 12 year old who lives another life on wonder.land as the confident Alice, a world away from the unhappy life she lives offline. But as much as she wants to keep her online and offline worlds apart, things are not as they seem as the characters she meets on the net, including the Cheshire Cat, seem uncomfortably familiar.
A poignant and unique contemporary take on a classic piece of literature, wonder.land will provide a memorable journey on South Bank over the Christmas season.
And it’s not only the presence of Albarn that will make wonder.land a must-see in 2015. The show also boasts an impressive director in Rufus Norris, the National Theatre’s Artistic Director and one of the biggest names in London theatre. Though he only recently replaced Nicholas Hytner in his current role at the National, he has previously directed various shows for the venue as the Associate Director and brought Albarn’s Dr Dee to venues around the country. His current team-up with Albarn and others is an exciting prospect for theatregoers considering their latest show.
wonder.land opens at the Olivier National Theatre in the same year that the venue welcomes the likes of The Beaux’ Stratagem earlier in the year, as well as The Motherf**ker With The Hat on the Lyttelton Stage. Audiences can catch it from Monday 30th November 2015 (previews from Friday 27th November 2015).
|Booking From:||Friday, 29th April 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 30th April 2016|
|Age Restriction:||Reccomended for ages 10+.|
|Important Info:||Latecomers may be asked to wait in foyer until a suitable break in the performance|
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