Mon 27 Mar
Sat 01 Apr 2017
TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much-loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis, best known for playing Elphaba in the West End and Broadway productions of Wicked, will guest star as Alice.*
Following sell-out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland receives its UK and European première in this brand-new British production. Hailed by the New York Times as ‘inspirational’, Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.
Here a timely and touching story of love in all its forms, it’s an adventurous exploration of who we are, who we want to be and the power of everyday magic in our lives. In the tradition of the best stage musicals, Wonderland boasts a catchy score full of songs by Frank Wildhorn, writer of pop hits including Whitney Houston’s ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go?’ and theatre classics including ‘This is the Moment’ from his internationally acclaimed show, Jekyll & Hyde. Don’t be late… book now for best seats!
"An outstandingly strong cast" Essex Enquirer
"Nothing short of spine-tingling" Sunderland Echo
* Kerry Ellis is scheduled to appear at evening performances only. For full casting arrangements for all performances, click here.
Recommended for age 6 yrs + | Running time: 2h 15m including interval
Friends of the Grand Opera House can avail of 2 for 1 tickets on Mon 27th March (2 tickets max). For details of our friends scheme click here.