Last weekend we were invited to the New Wimbledon Theatre to review the “Wonderland the Musical“. We had a chance to see the Coronation Street star WENDI PETERS, West End & Broadway leading lady KERRY ELLIS and musical theatre legend DAVE WILLETTS at their best.
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics by Jack Murphy
Book by Jack Murphy & Gregory Boyd
UK adaptation by Robert Hudson
This enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, has a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.
It is a modern day timely and touching story of love and the power of everyday magic in our lives featuring Alice as a mother reaching a crossroads in her life.
With her daughter, Ellie and adoring neighbour Jack, Alice is transported into the magical world of Wonderland where she encounters White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat and March Hare amongst many other colourful characters who are ruled by the imperious Queen of Hearts.
Can Alice save the day and get her family back home to happily ever after?
Kerry Ellis is ‘outstanding’ in the title role of Alice. She is not only one of the West End and Broadway’s most notable stars, having appeared in Wicked, We Will Rock You, Cats, Oliver! and Miss Saigon, but she has just released an album, Golden Days, with legendary Queen guitarist Brian May.
The stellar cast also includes West End and TV star Wendi Peters, who is much loved for her portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, as Queen of Hearts, and musical theatre legend Dave Willetts, who rose to fame playing title roles in Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, as White Rabbit.
This ‘totally bonkers, technicolour escape from the real world’ is absolutely ‘not to be missed’. Me and my girls loved this musical and would highly recommend for the whole family to go and see!
Olivia gave it 5***** and thumbs up too!