Wonderland The Musical - By Kate Belcher
Join Alice as she tumbles down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, her monochrome world coming instantly alive with colour and innumerable lovable characters, all a little more bonkers than the last. From an always anxious White Rabbit to an always shouting Queen of Hearts, not to mention a pig in a pram and a dormouse in a tea pot, this vibrant musical provides dozens of great roles and plenty of involvement for a large ensemble!
With eleven wonderful, original songs and a script that perfectly captures the eccentricities of the original, Wonderland is a truly charming and memorable musical adventure, ideal for Year 6 upwards.
There cannot be many more unusual books than ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’, still entertaining new generations of readers over a hundred and fifty years after its original publication. Perhaps, indeed, it is the sheer eccentricity of the story, the quirkiness of the characters and the bizarre nature of Alice’s experiences that have given the book such a successful and enduring life.
Adapting it to work on stage is both a challenge and a wonderful opportunity: how do you distil so many unforgettable characters and memorable moments into a piece that still works as a cohesive story rather than as a number of set-pieces? Really, by remembering that it is first and foremost a children’s story seen through Alice’s eyes: her journey should be the audience’s journey, her experiences the audience’s experiences.
In this fantastic version by Kate Belcher, there is not one but eight ‘Alices’, each one just a little bit changed by her time in Wonderland. It is a musical full of fun, full of laughs, full of great songs, and fully respectful of the novel from which it is adapted.
Contains 36 speaking roles with a flexible cast size of between 20 to 60+ (ideal cast size 50).
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character list and curriculum-linked material along with the sheet music piano score with vocal line and guitar chords. The accompanying CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.
An editable version of the script in Word format is available to customers who also purchase a performance licence. The cost of the editable script is currently £9.95 and this can only be bought (along with the performance licence) direct from the publisher’s website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximate Duration: 65 minutes