WONDERLAND UK Tour Arrives in Manchester Next Month
The stellar cast 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 for playing the title role in Phantom of the Opera, as White Rabbit.
West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis guest stars as Alice for evening performances and the Saturday matinée. Kerry is one of the West End and Broadway's most notable stars, having played lead roles in Wicked, We Will Rock You, Cats, Oliver! and Miss Saigon. She has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist, including collaborations with Queen guitarist Brian May. Their new album, Golden Days, will be released on 7th April this year.
West End leading lady and Britain's Got Talent's Rachael Wooding will guest star as Alice for the Sunday matinée performance in Manchester. Rachael's theatre credits include Evita, We Will Rock You, Hairspray and Jersey Boys. Her acclaimed Britain's Got Talent audition has been viewed over 9 million times on YouTube to date.
With critics describing it as 'a totally bonkers, technicolour escape from the real world', Wonderland is not to be missed, showing at the Manchester Palace Theatre from 24th-30th April.
Produced by Neil Eckersley, Wonderland has music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy, book by Jack Murphy and Gregory Boyd and UK adaptation by Robert Hudson. It is directed by Lotte Wakeham (Associate Director of Matilda, West End & Broadway), with musical supervision by Jason Howland (Beautiful, West End & Broadway), choreography by Lucie Pankhurst (Dogfight at the Southwark Playhouse), set design by Andrew Riley (Songs for a New World at the St James and Flight at Opera Holland Park), costume design by Grace Smart (2015 Linbury Prize winner), lighting design by Tony Award nominee Nick Richings (current UK tours of Priscilla Queen of the Desert & The Rocky Horror Show) and sound design by Chris Whybrow.
IF YOU GO:
Neil Eckersley presents
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics by Jack Murphy
UK adaptation by Robert Hudson
MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
Monday 24th April - Sunday 30th April
Mon - Sat 7.30pm | Wed, Sat & Sun Mats 2.30pm
Book: Online at atgtickets.com/Manchester or on Box Office: 0844 871 3019*
For more details, go to www.wonderlandthemusical.com.